Keep the Light Burning
Thanks to all who helped us to "Keep the Light Burning" this past October, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This online campaign asks that we honor victims and survivors of domestic violence by shining a light in their honor.
This year's campaign kicked off on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, with a short candlelight walk through downtown Woodstock. Then we asked folks to keep the light burning by having their own walk, lighting a candle, or shining a light. Some folks then took pictures of themselves showing the ways that they chose to “Keep The Light Burning,” which we displayed on our Facebook page.
Shining a light shows those in our community who have survived domestic violence or who are currently living in a violent home, that they are not alone; that their neighbors acknowledge their struggle; that there is hope. Shining a light honors victims of domestic violence, letting them know their community has not and will not forget them; that we continue to mourn them; that we are striving to prevent others from suffering their fate. Shining a light provides the families of victims a moment of remembrance and reverence for their loved one. Keep The Light Burning!