10th Annual Candlelight Vigil

<p>Domestic Violence Vigil</p>

Domestic Violence Vigil

Tonight is the 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community.

The event just started at John Dam Plaza in Richland.

37 life size silhouettes represent the victims in the tri cities area killed as the result of domestic violence since 1998.

That includes 24 woman, 9 men and 4 children.

One of the victims, who asked us not to reveal her identity, said she was in an abusive relationship for more than 15 years.

She said, had it not been for this organization, she would still be in that situation.

 She said even her small children pushed her to get out of the reltionship for the sake of the whole family.