Domestic Violence Vigil Held To Remember Victims

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

An emotional and inspiring night, as dozens gathered at the Douglas County Courthouse to remember victims of domestic violence. Despite the cold temps and windy weather people still came to support and remember.

It was a night to pray for those who've been victims to domestic violence and those who don't have a voice in the process.

Two victims told their stories of survival; the Mayor read a proclamation and an emotional moment from County Attorney Don Kleine.

The goal of the vigil was to raise awareness, stop the silence and give hope to anyone who might be in an abusive relationship.

“People feel like it's none of their business. But it is. It is all of our business. If there are children involved, if there is something happening, you hear something call. You don't have to investigate it, you don't have to try and figure out what's going on. Block your number. Call 911 because somebody in there is suffering and they need extra help,” Heather Duhachek.

To end the vigil, participants lit candles and prayed for those who have been killed in domestic violence.

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