As I was driving down through Fairport Village this morning, I noticed red ribbons tied around all the trees leading in and out of the village. It looked so pretty against the fall foliage. What are these red ribbons for?
The National Family Partnership (NFP) organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon
Celebration in 1988 in response
to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Parents and children
in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol
of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction
caused by drugs in America. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a symbol to communities to
educate their kids and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The NFP continues to deliver this message of hope annually to
millions of people through the National Red Ribbon
For more information on The National Family Partnership, click HERE.
For more information on Fairport Celebrates Red Ribbon Week, click HERE.