Petersen signs Domestic Abuse Awareness Month proclamation
October 8, 2010
FORT RILEY, Kan. - One in four women will be the victims of domestic violence sometime in her life, Carolyn Tolliver-Lee said Oct. 1 at the Domestic Violence Proclamation signing at Riley's Conference Center.
"It is real and it does occur," she said. "It occurs here in our community and outside of our gates. Can you imagine what goes on behind those doors'"
Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, signed the proclamation during the monthly Family Readiness Group Muster meeting to mark October as Army Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
"We've got to do better," he said.
Tolliver-Lee challenged guests to become educated about domestic violence by attending classes offered by Army Community Service; help prevent it by getting agencies like Family Advocacy involved; and protect those who are experiencing domestic violence by reporting it.
"Learn what you can do to help those Families," she said. "Family Advocacy has taken great interest and time to help those in need."
Tolliver-Lee encouraged everyone to take responsibility for each other and look out for each other.
"Are you your sister's keeper' Are you your brother's keeper' Are we not all one military Family'" she said.