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Fort Bragg Vigil Honors Domestic Violence Victims

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Last year, Fort Bragg made national headlines following the murders of four military wives. Wednesday night, Fort Bragg was a place to remember the victims of domestic violence from across the state.

A candlelight vigil honored 47 people who died from domestic abuse in North Carolina from between August 2000 and August 2003.

"A crime is a crime," family advocate Henry Berry said. "Within our society, if it's in the family it's not a crime, it's domestic violence."

"It is an entire community that marks this work," said Col. Al Aycock, Garrison Commander. "It's people having their eyes open. It's people offering help. It's people making sure that everyone knows there is somewhere you can get assistance if you need assistance."

The vigil was held in recognition of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month.

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