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The Globe lit up to stand with Paris. The Globe lit up to stand with Paris.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Some in Spokane have a personal connection to the attacks in Paris, whether it’s through family or friends.

For Mark and Marti D’Agostino, it’s through both. Mark grew up in France.

“We go back often. We still have family there,” Mark says.

Mark is a co-owner of the Globe building downtown. They stand with Paris.

“We were watching the news and we felt helpless and seeing all this horror and we thought what are we going to do,” Marti, his wife, says.

As soon as they heard about the attacks, Mark started talking to his cousin who still lives over there.

“He had gone out to dinner that night and he was telling us what was going on and fortunately he was not part of what was going on,” he says.

So the next, Mark and his two sons went out to buy light filters.

“We feel far away and yet we really are all one and we're all impacted by this and we saw other cities with big landmarks putting lights up and we thought Spokane can do it,” Marti says.

And illuminated the building with blue, white, and red.

“Everybody can do something,” Marti says.

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