National Gun Violence Awareness Day marked in Missoula

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 22:00:06-04

MISSOULA – Downtown Missoula was filled with a sea of people wearing orange on Saturday taking part in the 4th annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Missoula Moms Demand Action co-leader Dannette Fadness said the day was set in motion after high school student Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in 2013.

Now every year on her birthday her friends, family, and people all around the nation honor the victims of gun violence by wearing orange.

Moms Demand Action hosted a series of events throughout the week including informational booths, games in the park, an art display at the Carousel and more. 

Fadness also said that there were close to 60 businesses downtown that displayed orange signs to support the movement.