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Troy pauses to remember victims of Newtown

Posted at: 12/22/2012 12:05 AM
Updated at: 12/22/2012 12:06 AM
By: Jessica Layton

 

TROY - A balloon was released into the dark sky above Troy Friday night - for each child and teacher who lost their life one week ago.

"This wasn't just a tragedy where people were lost and kids were killed. They had names - they were somebody's son daughter, somebody's parent," said vigil organizer Jim Gordon.

A sentiment that wasn't lost on any parent or grandparent here.

"I cannot even imagine the anguish that community is going through and my heart goes out to them," said Mickey Warner of Troy.

At a time of the year we're so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of the season, Warner stood close and still with her daughter and three and a half year old grandson Julian - mourning the Newtown tragedy together.

As candles flickered in the cold breeze and people gathered close together, there was a feeling of calm.

"When you have people of all walks of life, in a public place praying together, really warrants the heart and gives a sense of peace," said Father John Kelly of Trinity Church.