In October Lanterns glowing with names of loved ones will be placed on the water in remembrance of victims and survivors of domestic violence.
In the Japanese culture, the tradition of the Toro Nagashi ceremony floats lit lanterns on the water in remembrance of those who have suffered atrocities.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Irving Family Advocacy Center (FAC) will conduct a ceremony of remembrance for victims and survivors of domestic violence Oct. 17 at Millennium Park, 201 Sowers Road.
This free event is open to the general public. Participants can personalize a lantern in honor of a victim or survivor that will be released on the water at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Stop the Silence, Show Support with Purple
The FAC and Irving Police Department invite residents, Irving businesses and the surrounding community to show their support for victims and survivors with purple throughout the month. Participants can use purple string lights or porch lights, or wear purple ribbon or attire.
Additionally, follow @IrvingPD on Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor in October for domestic violence safety tips and resources.