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Candlelight Vigil in Peekskill Tonight to Honor Newtown Victims

The vigil begins 7:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill.

There will be a candlelight vigil for the victims and families affected by the Newtown shooting 7:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill.

The vigil is being organized by Thomas “T.K.” Barnes and Monica Lopez.

The following people will be remembered:

Charlotte Bacon 2/22/06

Daniel Barden 9/25/05

Rachel Davino 7/17/83

Olivia Engel 7/18/06

Josephine Gay 12/11/05

Ana Marquez-Greene 4/4/06

Dylan Hockley 3/8/06

Dawn Hocksprung 6/28/65

Madeleine Hsu 7/10/06

Catherine Hubbard 6/8/06

Chase Kowalski 10/31/05

Jesse Lewis 6/30/06

James Mattioli 3/22/06

Grace McDonnell 11/04/05

Anne Marie Murphy 7/25/60

Emilie Parker 5/12/06

Jack Pinto 5/6/06

Noah Pozner 11/20/06

Caroline Previdi 9/7/06

Jessica Rekos 5/10/06

Avielle Richman 10/17/06

Lauren Rousseau 6/82

Mary Sherlach 2/11/56

Victoria Soto 11/04/85

Benjamin Wheeler 9/12/06

Allison Wyatt 7/3/06

Jill Gertz December 22, 2012 at 08:17 PM
God I hope - that's all that matters after death. A million people holding candles for me wouldn't mean zip. I recall a New Testament story where a man asks to follow Jesus but says he has to go to a funeral first. Jesus says "Let the dead bury the dead but you go proclaim the kingdom of God". That was just his way of reminding the man that living people are spiritually dead and not a slight aimed at the dead person. If people actually had faith they would not need all these candles and politically chic exercises in self confirmation.
stephanie December 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM
That was very heartless of you to say that about those children and adults that loss there lives from that fool.they did not deserve to die that way those children had there whole lives ahead of them and more as for rhe adults they tried there very best to protect the kids and i am glas that people are having these vigils you dont know how something like this affects children around the world even right here i am glad peekskill is doing that for them way to go for the two that are having that tonight in this very cold wearher
John Whitley December 22, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Gertz, you are a truly sick, nasty, twisted individual. "Politically chic" ????? NO. People like me have to be able to demonstrate how sad they are that these innocent individuals died because of the screwed up gun laws in this Country. I CRIED when I heard about what had happened in Connecticut. Sickos like you turn it into a political agenda. Shame on you. Shame on you.
hunter for life December 23, 2012 at 02:12 AM
you are the BIggest A..... H....L E tHAT That has WALKED THIS EARTH !!! I dont know not one kid that was massacared !!! hAS A HUMAN its the right thing to do is honor these beautiful children and Teachers that were taken from their families !!! Are you a parent ????? For Godsake I hope you are not , Cause you are one cold hearted animal !!!!
Margie Keys December 24, 2012 at 01:56 AM
No law on the books or on future books could prevent this tragedy from happening. This was a sick mind full of hate and anger that only he could see or feel. We will never really know why he did this. The school had taken all reasonable precautions to prevent this. The teachers and children followed all the rules that were practiced many times over. We didn't foresee planes flying into buildings and buildings falling apart into dust or this someone so intent on KILLING innocents by shooting out a window and walking through it on a rampage of destruction. All this EMPTY talk on radio and TV is just filling air space. Politics at its worst. Everyone of them trying to get his agenda on the air. They don't care about anything but their own careers. We must come together as parents and grandparents citizens of of own communities and decide what is best for OUR kids and our schools . Maybe a police officer wouldn't be such a bad idea. He doesn't have to wear a uniform he could blend in as a Teachers aide. We have undercover officers on planes, trains and in banks --in many other places we probably don't even know about.--why not in schools too. Many will say how do we pay for this? I say instead of having professional size ball fields, manicured lawns Olympic sized pools lets invest in safety for precious babies. One or two undercover officers in schools will not break the bank. Think of it as more jobs available for training for some of our returning young service men

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