ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A vigil at Patrick Henry High School tonight will remember those who have died and have been injured by gun violence, including those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Dec. 14 marks the seven-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which a gunman entered an elementary school in Connecticut and killed six adults and 20 children.
This tragedy, for many, spurred a push for enhanced gun control in the United States.
March For Our Lives will host a candlelight vigil today, Dec. 16, to remember the victims of Sandy Hook and thereafter in our country.
According to March for Our Lives, more than 700,000 have been injured or died in gun violence since the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Virginia is no stranger to gun violence. In 2007, a gunman killed 33 at Virginia Tech.
March For Our Lives is student-led and advocates for gun violence prevention policies. It works to “stop the normalization of gun violence,” according to a Facebook post by Patrick Henry High School PTSA.
The vigil begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last 30 minutes. People will gather at the front steps of Patrick Henry High School located at 2102 Grandin Rd. SW.
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