Vigils Planned to Remember Newtown Victims


The news of the massacre in Newtown on Friday morning has shaken people across Connecticut, as well as across the nation.

In response to the horrific news, several vigils are planned for people to gather in grief.


Observance will take place Friday at 9:15 a.m. at CityPlace, 185 Asylum St., Hartford, in downtown Hartford. Former UConn head men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun will give remarks. The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m.


There will be a community prayer service at the First Congregational Church of Plymouth (corner of Route 6 and Park St) on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. All are invited as we share our sorrow with the Town of Newtown and stand in solidarity with them for a hope for the future. It will be a time where community leaders, leaders of the faith traditions and first responders can come together in support of all the people of Sandy Hook and let them know that they are not alone.


A candlelight vigil will be held at Owens Field on North Main Street at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec, 23.  The evening will include words of encouragement, prayer and song. Candles and glow sticks will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will be move to the Stonington Community Center gymnasium, 28 Cutler St. 

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