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Posted on: June 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] June 2nd declared as National Gun Violence Awareness Day


At their last Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union presented a proclamation to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, declaring June 2nd to be National Gun Violence Awareness day in the Township of Union. The day seeks to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence. They also encouraged residents to lend their individual support by wearing orange on June 2nd as a sign of solidarity. June 2nd, 2016 would have been the 19th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager who marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade and was tragically shot and killed just weeks later. The “wear orange” idea was inspired by a group of Hadiya’s friends, who asked their classmates to commemorate her life by wearing orange. They chose this color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods and orange is a color that symbolizes the value of human life.

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