Sunday night, more than 100 residents gathered in Waterford High School’s auditorium for a vigil honoring the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings ten days ago.
“Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good,” the Rev. David Moynihan of the First Baptist Church of Waterford told the crowd.
At the vigil, there were 26 lit candles on stage for the 26 victims from the tragedy. Heather Joyner and Sandy Kenniston led hymns, Katie Smith played a harp, James Tyrol played a piano and seven religious leaders from seven different Waterford religious institutions gave speeches about the tragedy.
At the beginning of the hour-long vigil, First Selectman Dan Steward read the names of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Superintendent Jerome Belair ended the event by saying the Waterford community’s hearts and prayers go out to the victims of the Newtown shooting and hoped something like that would never happen again.