A candlelight ceremony was held in a Webster City park last night to remember victims of domestic violence. Sonya McBurney of Webster City was among the speakers. She was attacked by her ex-husband three years ago this month. McBurney read a poem she wrote after the attack.
McBurney’s “ex” has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Reverend Bill Kem, of Webster City’s First Baptist Church, also spoke at last night’s vigil. He says domestic violence is terrorism at home.
This is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Similar ceremonies are planned across the state this month, including one tonight in Fort Dodge.