Volunteers Keep 24 hour Newtown Candlelight Vigil Burning

Volunteers are keeping watch over a candlelight vigil scheduled to last all Christmas Day.

By Associated Press
|  Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:25 AM EDT
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Volunteers Keep 24 hour Newtown Candlelight Vigil Burning

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Volunteers kept watch over a candlelight vigil for all of Christmas Day in the Connecticut town where 20 children and six educators were gunned down at an elementary school.

Twenty-six candles, one for each victim, were lit at midnight Monday near a huge sidewalk memorial filled with teddy bears, flowers, candles, posterss and other tributes to the dead.

Volunteers were scheduled for three-hour shifts Tuesday to ensure they remain burning.

Police officers from other communities filled in for Newtown police so they could have the holiday off.

And well-wishers from around the country continued visiting the town to pay their respects.

At Christmas morning services, congregants were told that good always overcomes evil. 
 

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