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Gallery: From Pennsylvania, Candlelight Vigil for Sandy Hook

Residents of Lansdale, PA organized a candlelight vigil for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary Sunday night, where each victim's name was read and a balloon released in their honor

From our colleagues at the Montgomeryville-Landsdale PA Patch:

LANSDALE, PA -- Organized by the west ward neighborhood in Lansdale -- a town of about 16,000 just northwest of Philadelphia -- more than 100 citizens came together at Railroad Plaza in the borough Sunday night — candles aflame — for a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown.

The most touching part of the evening was the release of green and white balloons upon the reading of each victim's name by resident Drew Stockmal. Resident Lisa Patrick assisted with the balloons.

"It was powerful, emotional night," said Liberto. "I thought, with the Facebook response, we would see 500, but think it was 400. We had 300 songbooks and passed all of them out."

At the vigil, children and adults donated paper snowflakes for the elementary students to decorate their halls at Sandy Hook. Snowflakes were collected by Morgan Fusca. 

Attendees also signed a Christmas card that will be sent to Newtown.

"It was a team effort getting it all pulled together," Liberto said. "Truly, it was a beautiful tribute to those lost in Connecticut."

You can sign a Sandy Hook sympathy card online at this link.

JED December 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The responses from around the country has truly been inspiring. Thank you, Lansdale, PA.
Ray Liberto December 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Newtown is in our prayers and will be moving forward, we hope the healing can start with love and support from all of us… Ray Lansdale, PA.
L. Gibbons December 26, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Thank you from Sandy Hook, CT. Although our family was not directly impacted, the town is forever changed by this tragedy. The outpouring of thoughts and prayers as well as the generosity from around the country and even globally is humbling.
Michael McWatt December 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I'm trying to do all I can to ensure the memory of the children and school staff members lives on. I have a Sandy Hook Green and White Memorial Bracelet which I will be wearing every day going forward. I pray for the Good Lord's blessing on all in the Newtown area. Port Charlotte, FL.
JED December 28, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Thank you all for your continued support and the protective circle of love that you have enclosed my town. I am asking that you all write your representatives to revise and strengthen the gun laws so that individuals that may have mental issues may be helped before they become violent. This government was founded on " WE the people" and if is what we want, it will be done. WE ARE the people!

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