Empty shoes in Morristown mark Newtown anniversary

Empty shoes commemorate victims of gun violence, on the four-month anniversary of the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo by Mary Dougherty

Empty shoes in Morristown commemorate New Jersey victims of gun violence, on the four-month anniversary of the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo by Mary Dougherty

Sixty-eight empty pairs of shoes.

For 68 victims of gun violence.

The Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence marked Sunday’s four-month anniversary of the Newtown, CT, massacre with shoes, symbolizing every New Jersey resident killed by guns since the shootings in Connecticut.

Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman, co-founder of the committee, organized the Morristown event in cooperation with Moms Demand Action, the Million Moms March and Cease-Fire New Jersey.  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty also came out to show his support.

Rebecca called the memorial a “call to action” for state and federal legislators to enact “common-sense” gun laws.

Our thanks to Morristown First Lady Mary Dougherty for these photos.

Shannon Vitolo, Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman and Mayor Tim Dougherty are among the people who marked the four-month anniversary of the Newtown shootings by displaying empty shoes along South Street in Morristown. Photo by Mary Dougherty

Shannon Vitolo, Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman and Mayor Tim Dougherty are among the people who marked the four-month anniversary of the Newtown shootings by displaying empty shoes along South Street in Morristown. Photo by Mary Dougherty

Sixty-eight pairs of empty shoes symbolize all the New Jersey residents killed by guns since the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo by Mary Dougherty

Sixty-eight pairs of empty shoes symbolize all the New Jersey residents killed by guns since the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo by Mary Dougherty



Comments

  1. Robert Breasely says:

    I applaud the 10 people that showed up to offer there support. I think the photo op is a good thing to raise the conciousness of a problem that needs to be addressed.

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