|Firefighters pray in front of a memorial along the road to Sandy Hook Elementary School, a day after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 15, 2012 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)|
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Lawrenceburg park which shares the name of the Connecticut town where one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history occurred will host a vigil Monday evening.
Lawrenceburg residents Donna Courter and Brenda Martin are organizing the candlelight and prayer vigil at Newtown Park, U.S. 50, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event is in remembrance of the Connecticut shooting victims.
Those attending are asked to bring their own candles.
Among the 27 people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning were 20 children. Most of the victims were kindergartners either six- or seven-years-old.
The gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, took his own life at the end of the rampage.
The first funerals will be held Monday. Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner, both 6, will be laid to rest during separate services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.
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