Newtown massacre: Hudson Valley vigils bring solidarity, tears
Originally published: December 21, 2012 1:37 PM
Updated: December 21, 2012 7:53 PM
By XAVIER MASCARENAS AND BETTY MING LIUbetty.firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Angela Gaul | From left, Isabella Ruiz, 8, of Sleepy Hollow, Madison Navin, 9, of Tarrytown, Joseph DiPalma and Eric Ruiz, both of Sleepy Hollow, gather outside Village Hall for a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. "This is the most I feel I can do. This is a horrible thing. It's everywhere. Every time you turn the TV on or go on the internet; it's everywhere. It just affects you. Having a child almost that age kills you, just to know what those parents are going through and especially it being the holiday season. It's heartbreaking. The most I can do is come over here and say a prayer. I'm here. I'm happy. I'm with my daughter and her friend. it's a beautiful thing. You don't know who's a nut out there. It's sad." (Dec. 21, 2012) (Dec. 21, 2012)
The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was marked by more vigils and ceremonies as Hudson Valley communities join a grieving nation in remembering the 20 children and six adults gunned down on Dec. 14.
More than two dozen Mount Vernon city employees took a break from their morning routines for a group moment of silence during a brief ceremony in City Council chambers. During a fleeting...
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