Flag Raising Ceremony Honors Children Lost to Violence During Child Abuse Awareness Month

EUREKA (KIEM) -April is not only Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but it’s also Child Abuse Awareness Month. In Eureka this morning, a flag raising ceremony was held to honor the lives of those children.

Local city officials, law enforcement, and community members came to remember the kids who suffered from abuse.

In 1996, a 16-year-old student from Alameda County created the flag. Since then, it’s become a national symbol for children who lost their lives to violence.

Back in 2002, this flag was raised for the first time in Eureka.

If you would like to learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council, YOU CAN VISIT their website www.capcchumboldt.org.