A shelter that serves abuse victims released dozens of butterflies Monday as part of Domestic Violence Month.
The Liberty House released 81 butterflies at Ray Charles Plaza; One for each Georgia woman and child killed in domestic violence over the last year.
Clara Knight Lewis works for Liberty House. She said reading each victim's name was very emotional.
"I know some of the stories of how the women were killed. There were some that were stabbed to death, some that were shot, some that were run over. So, those details just make it difficult when you're reading the names because then it is more than just a name on a paper. They have a story behind it," said Lewis.
The Liberty House says a butterfly is a symbol for women and children being free and able to go where they want to go without restraint.