Vigil in Lowell for victims of Newtown massacre
December 16, 2012 by DickH Posted in Lowell, Current Events 1 Comment
More than 50 people gathered this evening at a snow-dusted Tyler Park for a candlelight vigil for the victims of Friday’s mass shooting in Connecticut. With sleet lightly falling, most huddled under the three small canopy tents someone had brought and shared a flame from candle to candle. A couple of people read poems and then the roster of the victims. As each name sounded, a white balloon was released skyward. After that a recording of “Imagine” by the Beatles was played and then everyone sang “Silent Night.” With that, folks blew out their candles but loitered for a while, enjoying the company of others. Below is some video I shot that might give a sense of the gathering.
One Response to Vigil in Lowell for victims of Newtown massacre
It was a beautiful event. Great video. I think it may be the first time I have seen yourself and Mrs. Howe at the same place at the same time. You guys are the best. I have some still photos at my blog http://www.room50.wordpress.com.