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Local Residents Hold Vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary Victims

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
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JACKSON, Tenn.-Many around the nation are reflecting on the shooting in Connecticut by remembering the victims of the tragedy.

A somber vigil was held Tuesday night at Unity Park in downtown Jackson as those who attended lit candles in support of the students and teachers who died in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News talked with several supporters who said the shooting saddened them and they wanted to show their support to the victims' families.

Many of the attendees said last week's tragedy is hard to accept and even harder to understand.

"Maybe, it'll strenghten their faith a little more to know that there are people that care and they're not alone," said Melissa Stanfill, the organizer of the vigil. "If something happens like this, there's always somebody you can call, you know, I called one person and all these people showed up."

Nearly two dozen supporters came out for the candlelight vigil.

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