In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family and Children's Service of Niagara Inc. joined with officials from the PASSAGE Shelter and Niagara Falls Police Department Wednesday to mark the first-ever Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk and "Unmasking Domestic Violence" art exhibit in the Cataract City.
The more than two-dozen attendees who participated learned domestic violence isn't selective for its victims or their families, and that this tragedy crosses all social circles - from local families to those of celebrities, including NFL stars.
The participants went onto symbolize their support of combating domestic violence with the tying of purple ribbons on trees along Third Street in the Falls, followed by a viewing of the Unmasking Domestic Violence art exhibit, created by PASSAGE Shelter at the nearby Wine on Third bistro.
In the photos supporters, including Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, are shown with their tied ribbons adorning Third Street trees.
The display continues at Wine on Third through Oct. 18. (photos by Terry Duffy)