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Westport To Host Sandy Hook Candlelight Vigil Saturday Despite Snow

Hundreds of people gathered at Westport Town Hall in Decemner 2012 for a vigil in memory of the  the Sandy Hook victims.
Hundreds of people gathered at Westport Town Hall in Decemner 2012 for a vigil in memory of the the Sandy Hook victims. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith/file

WESTPORT, Conn. — A candlelight vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings is planned for Saturday night on Westport’s Veterans Green, even with forecasts calling for snow.

The vigil, to be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m., is being organized by the Interfaith Clergy Association of Westport and Weston. Clergy members of all faiths will recite a series of readings and prayers in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

“This is an opportunity for us to come together, one year later, in prayer, reflection and hope,” said Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn of the Conservative Synagogue.

Wiederhorn, who is also the president of the Interfaith Clergy Association, told The Westport Daily Voice that the vigil will still be held if there’s snow. In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will be held o the steps of Town Hall, which is across the street from Veterans Green.

Last year, in the days following the shootings, the Interfaith Clergy Association held a similar vigil that was attended by several hundred people.

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