Vigil in Washington, DC for Victims of Gun Violence
Several SUSO members, along with many others from Hartford and Newtown, participated in the National Vigil in Washington, D.C. to remember the Sandy Hook Elementary victims and families, and to all those affected by gun violence in our nation.
We attended press conferences where Connecticut’s profound and eloquent leaders spoke about the dire need to protect all people from more violence. We delivered packets of letters to representatives from Congress, shared meals with victims of violence, and spoke with families from all over the country.
The incredible dedication and work of so many people is a testament to those who turn their sorrow into action and empower the rest of us to “keep on going.”
Vigil in Elizabeth Park for Victims of Gun Violence
On a chilly evening in Elizabeth Park, SUSO members participated with eight other Connecticut organizations at one of the state’s vigils commemorating not only Newtown victims on the 5th anniversary of that tragedy, but all those affected by gun violence.
The candlelight vigil, held at the Sunrise Overlook, included several speakers from around the state calling for action in addition to remembrance, instrumental and vocal music, ringing of a bell for all victims of gun violence, and sharing of heart-shaped confetti seeds of hope.
Seventeen dedicated souls from AHCC braved the cold as they were once again reminded that none of us is immune from violence.
Thanks to all those who truly stepped up and stepped out.