Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week 
 October 
Grantham Elementary School
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In 1985, Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camerana of the Drug Enforcement Administration was kidnapped in Guadalajara, Mexico, and killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after Camarena's death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, Calif., began to wear red ribbons to remember him and to commemorate his sacrifice.  The anti-drug message spread quickly and in 1998 the National Family Partnership took the Red Ribbon Celebration nationwide. The Red Ribbon itself now symbolizes a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drug within our communities.
 
 
 

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