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Yorktown to Hold Vigil for Newtown Victims

Residents will remember on Thursday, Dec. 20 all those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The Yorktown community will hold a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Jack DeVito Field to mourn the 26 slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

"Our community is amazing and we need to show our support and send our love from Yorktown Heights," said Paula Miritello who is organizing the vigil through her community group  My Brother Vinny

Miritello is asking anyone who attends the candlelight vigil to bring his or her own candle. 

"Also, please bring a sympathy cards, postcards or letters of support and solidarity to the school of the shooting victims," the woman wrote on this Facebook page regarding the vigil. 

Anyone who can't make it to the vigil on Dec. 20 can send cards to:

Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Below is what Yorktown resident Lisa Tomeny told Patch regarding the tragic school shooting:

Shock and disbelief. There are no words to express the sadness at hearing [the] news. To describe the events as heinous doesn't do justice to such abomination. My heart goes out to the families that have suffered such a tragic loss and to all that have been affected. As I speak with many parents in our community, we are all reminded of just how fragile and precious our time is with our children. Just talking about the tragedy brings many to tears though we may not have know any of the families personally. It could have been any of us - which is why it hits home. We all march through our daily routine with the expectation that tomorrow will bring another day. And while I can't stop my children from moving forward, there will definitely be mixed emotions on my part as I send them off to school in the coming days and watch their little faces pull away on the bus. We can only hug them extra tight and surround them with love and assurance to keep them as safe as we can. 

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