Hundreds turned out in Petersburg for a Choose Respect parade and rally Thursday afternoon. Marchers made their way down main street under sunny skies as the road construction project took a break. The marchers gathered afterward at the Sons of Norway Hall to hear from Deputy Commission of the Alaska Department of Revenue Bruce Tangeman, along with local officials and clergy.

Joe Viechnicki attended and put together this audio postcard of the event.
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Those voices were master of ceremonies Jo Ann Day, school superintendent Rob Thomason, Deputy commissioner of the Department of Revenue Bruce Tangeman, Father Thomas Weiss and Carrie Case. More than 100 Alaskan communities held events Thursday to highlight the problems of domestic violence and abuse in the state.
For a video of Thursday’s parade, click here: