They would be 11- or 12 years old now. Twenty of them, first-graders, massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT., along with six staff members, on Dec. 14, 2012.
Five years later, how should they be remembered? What have lawmakers done to prevent more mass shootings in the United States?
A vigil in Morristown will ask these hard questions, this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 10 am at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 36 South St.
Here is more, from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA HOSTS REMEMBRANCE VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE
Please join the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School and all those killed due to gun violence.
Topics [will/may] include:
- New Jersey survivors’ personal experiences with gun violence.
- Healing from gun violence from a faith based perspective
- Ninety-three deaths occur each day due to gun violence.
- America’s gun homicide rate is 25 times the average of other developed nations.
- Dangerous domestic abusers can easily avoid background checks and buy guns from unlicensed private sellers-who often sell at gun shows or through anonymous online transactions-and are not required by federal law to conduct background checks on potential buyers.
Morris County: Gun Violence Remembrance Vigil
- Tiffany Starr, Survivor of gun violence
- Katy McClure, Survivor of gun violence
- Charlene Hoverter, Survivor of gun violence
- Rev. Cynthia Black, Rector at the Church of the Redeemer
- Rev. Allison Miller, Senior Minister of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
- Dr. Brandon Cho, Senior Pastor at the United Methodist Church of Greater NJ
Church of the Redeemer
36 South St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 10 AM
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization, compromised of over three million active volunteers across the county united in the goal of ending the gun violence epidemic in America that takes the lives of 93 people each day. There are Moms Demand Action chapters in each state and members consist of women, men, mothers, fathers, mayors, educators, survivors, and every day citizens eager for change.