Dec 15, 2012 11:47 PM by Tony Spehar -

Local vigil held for victims of Connecticut shooting

People gathered at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the 26 victims in the Connecticut school shooting.

Many parents brought their children to the vigil, saying it was vital their kids see there is still good in the world as they try to understand what happened.

"I think as a country we need to be there for each other," explained Tara Johnson, who brought six of her eight kids to the vigil. "I would hope that if that happened here people would gather somewhere else to say I love you, I'm remembering you, and I'm there for you."

The attendees lit 26 candles in honor of the students and teacher who were killed in a Connecticut elementary school on Friday morning.

"Thoughts and prayers," said Tony Lutack, who attended with his wife and son. "Whatever your beliefs regardless just send some thoughts and prayers out to these people."

Over 50 people attended Saturday's vigil.


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