LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - World Aids Day was observed globally Sunday, as well as by those here in the capitol city.
The Clinton Center commemorated the event by displaying the single largest traveling section of the AIDs Memorial Quilt. The colorful panels were all sewn by friends and family members of aids victims.
After sunset, the group continued the observance with a candlelit vigil for all those who died from the disease. A volunteer at the event said the goal is to raise awareness of the disease.
"You get assistance through the age education and training center. It's all something that people need to know about. And so World Aids Day and these events hopefully will bring attention to that," said Bob Coffey.
Special additions to the quilt this year were Arkansas-related panels.
When the sun set, the center also hosted the candlelight ceremony and a discussion about the importance of HIV and AIDS awareness.