What is Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week is a time for communities to unite and take a stand against alcohol and drug abuse. The Red Ribbon Campaign started when drug dealers murdered a DEA agent in 1985. This started the continuing tradition of wearing or displaying red ribbons as a symbol of the intolerance against the use of drugs and alcohol. DRUG-FREE AMERICA is the mission of the Red Ribbon Association and individuals that take part in Red Ribbon Week. They plan to establish it all throughout the USA. Since the Red Ribbon Association began in 1985 it has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31. Walker High School will be delivering Red Ribbon attire to their students so that you can support your community in drug awareness. By wearing an armband or a Red Ribbon sticker you will be showing people, that all citizens across the state can come together to keep children, families, and communities safe, healthy, and drug-free. Wear your Red Badge proudly and have the courage to say NO to drugs!!!
By: Hannah Dickson