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Why we wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

There are actually several reasons. One of them is:

“The U.S. Military awards a purple heart to those who have been wounded in service. According to Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, “for survivors of Domestic Violence, who may also be wounded both physically and emotionally, the color is meant to be a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor, and dedication to ending violence.” 

See the full story and explanation at The Retreat website