Anchorage vigil held for school shooting victims

Dec 18, 2012 -- 9:33am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Hundreds of Alaskans gathered at an Anchorage church for a vigil to remember the people killed in the elementary school shooting last Friday in Connecticut. Channel-2 News says the gathering was held Monday at the Central Lutheran Church. While the tragedy took place thousands of miles from Alaska, people here say they feel a connection to the grieving families there. Pastor Glenn Petersen says when people come together they can at least grieve together. Olive Henninger of Anchorage — mother a 7-year-old girl — says she's happy that even as far away as Alaska people are reaching out to Connecticut. During the vigil, a bell was rung for the 20 children and six adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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