Tuesday, December 18, 2012
TROY COMMUNITY MEMBERS PLAN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR SANDY HOOK VICTIMS
The events that transpired last Friday in Connecticut has touched every person in some way. This, unfortunately like similar tragedies before it, are unthinkable horrible events that leave us searching for answers. Our nation is morning these young souls and their community which has been brought to its knees. To lend our support a candlelight vigil has been planned for Friday, December 21 at 6pm for community members to gather for a moment of silent remembrance and prayer for the 20 children and 6 adults who lost their lives a week ago Friday during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
The vigil is being sponsored by the Troy September 11th Memorial Coordinating Committee and will be held at the 9/11 Memorial Park located at the corner of 112th Street and 1st Avenue in Lansingburgh. The vigil will be held rain, snow, or shine.
Community members are encouraged to attend, light a candle of remembrance, and participate in a moment of prayer offered by Father John Kelly of Trinity Church of Lansingburgh.
The events that transpired in Newtown shook the foundation of our society just as the events of 9/11 did. Young and innocent lives were taken prematurely and we want to join with so many others in remembering them and supporting their families and community in their time of sorrow.
Donations for the families will be also be accepted at the vigil, and can be dropped off at a designated table. Checks can be made out to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Checks will be processed through the United Way of Western Connecticut.
Please make every effort to join with us, as we do our part in helping this grief stricken community heal.