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Candlelight Vigil for Sandy Hook Victims Tonight at Paradise Green

A local is organizing a candlelight vigil tonight for those affected by today's tragedy at a Newtown elementary school where a mass shooting claimed the lives of 27 people including 20 children.

A candlelight vigil is being organized for tonight at 7 p.m. at Paradise Green.

The idea comes from Danielle Noel Hawthorne, who posted the following message on the Stratford Patch Facebook page.

"I'd like to propose that we gather together at Paradise Green in Stratford tonight at 7PM to hold a candlelight vigil in prayer and support of all of the families affected by this morning's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

Hawthorne said she's heading to Home Depot "and any place else I have to go, to buy as many candles as possible."

Tina Manus December 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
We should sing "Silent Night"....I'll b there at 645...I'll find u
Robyn Greenspan December 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
We bought as many candles as we could but please bring your own if you are able.
Tina Manus December 15, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Beautiful...thank you Danielle....
Jeff DeNitto December 15, 2012 at 01:33 AM
I just left the vigil and would like to thank Danielle Hawthorne for putting this together. It turned out to be a non political from the heart from the people vigil. As someone pointed out tonight not to forget the first responders in your prayers. Coming from someone who responded and worked at the Trade Center on 9-11 and is still dealing with the images burned into my head and the loss of 343 brother firefighters I don't think they are as bad as the ones the first responders will have to deal with from this incident. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that are affected by this cowardly, disheartening act. And for those that may witness my anger over this, I apologize. Be safe and God Bless.
Meg Haffner December 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Thank you, Danielle, and thank you, Stratford, for such a strong show of support. God bless Newtown.
Robyn Greenspan December 15, 2012 at 03:54 AM
The power of people coming together for a heartfelt purpose is amazing.
Michael Swetz December 15, 2012 at 07:18 AM
it was beautiful..150 or more people praying, singing amazing grace, holding up candles...stratford, you're beautiful. Keep your loved ones close.

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