Newtown Victims Honored in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -

St. Matthew Christian Church hosted a Monday night vigil in honor of the victims of  the Newtown Connecticut massacre.  Through prayers, songs and speeches, a few dozen Sacramento community members comforted each other and considered ways to curb violence.

At the end of the vigil, participants had the opportunity to write messages of support on index cards which will be mailed to Newtown.

The vigil’s organizer, Lawson Stuart, pointed out that Sacramento has lost almost as many people to gun violence in 2012 as were killed in the Newtown massacre.

People in attendance presented various solutions to the violence.  A pastor stressed the importance of turning to God.  An assemblyman talked about changing laws.

As Stuart pointed out, the one thing everyone can agree on is the importance of cohesiveness in the community.

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1 Comment

  • marilynkimbrell

    THEY WANT TO TRY TO CONTROL GUNS IN A WAY THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, AND IN THE MEAN TIME HAS ANYONE EVER CONSIDERED THAT FOR A TWENTY YEAR OLD BOY TO GO IN TO A SCHOOL AND KILL ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL SWEET INNOCENT LITTLE CHILDREN, THAT MAYBE THE BOY WAS BULLIED BY OTHER KIDS ALL HIS LIFE IN SCHOOL AND THAT, THAT COULD BE THE REASON WHY HIS RAMPAGE? I MEAN THE BOY WAS JUST A KID HIMSELF.