A vigil to remember all victims of gun violence will be held this afternoon at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
The Prayer Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, organized by Faiths United against Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, the Newtown Foundation, and Washington National Cathedral, is being held on the cusp of the two-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
It will serve as the flagship vigil among more than 195 vigils in 35 states across the country this week.
Rev. Matt Crebbin, senior minister of Newtown Congregational Church, will be offering the Prayer of Gratitude and Grace.
Among those participating in the ceremony today are victims’ family members, community and organizational leaders, and interfaith leaders.
The vigil will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and it will be webcast live from the National Cathedral’s website at www.nationalcathedral.org.
Twenty students and six educators were killed in the shooting at the school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.