Silent Witness 2008
This picture was taken this afternoon after the ceremony in the park on my cell phone. I think the sunlight filtering through the trees gives the photo a dramatic affect.
This year the ceremony was a little different. This year we were handed a piece of paper to write a note to our loved one who was murdered. I wrote, "Beckie and boys, we still miss you and love you. Your killer is still in prison. Give Momma a hug for us. Jo, Rubye & Ellie and family." Then that was attached to a sachet around her neck and when the roll call was read, they gave a little biography about each woman murdered. Then we walked in a precession to the town square about 6 blocks away where the Mayor read the Proclamation to End Domestic Violence.
It was a lovely ceremony but I cried most of the way through it. I don't know why I got so emotional all of a sudden but tears are good!
I will continue to hold up my sword against violence and keep marching until I take my last breath! I am a warrior for the cause.