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Vigil Planned For Gun Violence Victims



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A vigil is being planned for Thursday evening to honor the victims of the country’s most recent mass shootings and others killed by gun violence.

Moms Demand Action, Newtown Action Alliance, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, and Sandy Hook Promise are coordinating the vigil, scheduled for 7 pm Thursday, August 8. It will be held at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

The vigil was prompted by a pair of mass shootings last weekend. The two events, within 24 hours of each other, claimed the lives of 22 people in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, August 2; and then nine others were gunned down early Sunday morning, August 3, in Dayton, Ohio. Dozens of other people were injured at the two locations.

Flags were lowered across the country again this week, following two mass shooting events in less than 24 hours that claimed the lives of 31 people.  —Bee Photo, Hicks

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