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Video: Vigil Held for Shooting Victims

Stephen Eldridge, TeachHUB

The residents of Newtown, Connecticut held a vigil Sunday night for the victims of the tragic shooting that left 20 children and 6 educators dead, and their community shaken by grief.

President Obama recited the names of the victims, and vowed to use every means at his disposal to try to prevent future tragedies. He offered Newtown America's sympathies, saying, “Here in Newtown, I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope it helps for you to know that you’re not alone in your grief; that our world too has been torn apart; that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you, we’ve pulled our children tight."

For more words from speakers at the vigil, see the video below.

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Vigil Held for Shooting Victims