Victims and survivors of domestic violence were remembered Thursday night at a candlelight vigil.
RICHLAND, WA -- Victims and survivors of domestic violence were remembered Thursday night at a candlelight vigil.
37 life-size silhouettes were on display to represent each one of the women, men and children who have been killed as a result of domestic violence in the Tri-Cities since 1998. 4 people have been killed in the last year.
1,000 luminaries also represented all of the survivors that have passed through the Domestic Violence Service Center this year.
One of the organizers tells NBC Right Now that it's important that friends and family members of the victims attend the event.
"For them to know that they're not forgotten. To know that their loved ones are not forgotten. We do remember that those lives were lost and there are holes in our community because of it," said Domestic Violence Services Program Director Erinn Gailey.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties organizes the event each year. This is the 11th year for the remembrance.
The vigil took place at Jon Dam Plaza in Richland.