In commemoration of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy as well as the more than 90,000 victims of gun violence in the United States since December 2012, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to end gun violence.
The vigil will take place Friday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the corner of Red Hill Road and Convent Road in Aston. All are welcome to join this silent candlelight vigil to remember all the victims of gun violence and to urge action by our legislators.
“The very recent shooting deaths in San Bernardino, Calif., are the highest number of killings in a mass shooting since the Newtown tragedy,” said Sister of St. Francis Marie Lucey. “And this year gun violence passed motor vehicle accidents as the leading killer of young people under 26 years of age. These gun violence deaths and injuries must not be tolerated. We must call on our legislators to act.”