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#PrayForNewtown: A nation grieves

  • People are organizing vigils, other events to pray and come together following the tragedy in Connecticut
  • #PrayForNewtown is trending on Twitter
Communities are coming together in honor of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.

Mere hours after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, communities and concerned citizens are already organizing vigils and other opportunities for people to come together in honor of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.

Twitter users are sending their thoughts and prayers into the online world using the hashtag #PrayForNewtown. Invitations for vigils across the country are also cropping up on Facebook, some as soon as this evening.

Vigils have been organized for several Connecticut communities this evening:

Branford: Branford's First Baptist Church and First Congregational Church are hosting a joint prayer service starting at 7 p.m. Friday

Hartford: Candlelight Vigil planned for 7 p.m. at Bushnell Park near the carousel

Granby: Vigil planned for 6 p.m. on Granby Town Green

New London: Vigil at Science & Technology Magnet High School at 7 p.m.

Rocky Hill: Town-wide prayer service being held at 7 p.m. at Rocky Hill Congregational Church for all who would like to gather in honor of the victims, families and community of Newtown

Trumbull: Nichols United Methodist Church on Shelton Road at 7:30 p.m.

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