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Candlelight Vigil Held for Domestic Violence Victims

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RICHLAND, Wash.

34 Tri-Cities children, women and men have been killed as a result of domestic violence since 1998. Thursday evening they were all remembered at John Dam Plaza in Richland.

A life size silhouette stood for each victim, as well as over 300 candles to remember all of the survivors that have passed through the Domestic Violence Service shelter.

Organizers say the event helps give closure to the families.

"It really is a public display and really healing for them to come and see their loved one and know that they're still here. not only in their own families, but here with us in our agency and we will never forget them either," said Domestic Violence Services Development Director Kelly Abken.

Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties has organized the vigil for the past 10 years.

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