Candlelight vigil to be held in Denver to mark 4-year anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

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DENVER — A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night, marking the four-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Twenty students and six staff members were killed by a lone gunman after storming into the school on Dec. 14, 2012.

Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence and six Park Hill faith communities will hold the vigil to not only mark Newtown but all of those who have been affected by gun violence.

The vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Messiah Community Church (1750 Colorado Blvd.).

After a short program in the church, participants will walk along Colorado Boulevard, while many delegates will visit memorials in City Park that have been erected to honor two gun violence victims.

Besides Messiah Community Church, the other faith communities that are sponsoring the event are Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Park Hill Congregational Church, Park Hill United Methodist Church, St. Thomas Episcopal and Temple Micah.

Newtown marked the day with a moment of silence and several prayer services are scheduled Wednesday.



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