This morning, a team Emerson Family Center Coordinator Elmarie Brooks will hang blue ribbons across downtown Starkville.
If people wonder why they are there, it will fulfill the original intent of The Blue Ribbon Campaign, begun in Virginia in 1989 when Bonnie W. Finney tied a blue ribbon to her vanâ€™s antenna â€śto make people wonder,â€ť according to the campaignâ€™s press materials. She was trying to raise awareness of child abuse after her grandchildren had suffered from it and her grandson had died from it. She chose blue because she never wanted to forget her grandchildrenâ€™s bruises.
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