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Vigil honoring victims of gun violence held at National Cathedral

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On Thursday a vigil to honor victims of gun violence was held in Washington, D.C. at Washington National Cathedral.

The church bells rang out 30 times, to mark the 30,000 people killed by guns since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On Wednesday, the Newtown Action Alliance, which supports stronger gun laws, held an event on Capitol prior to Thursday’s vigil.

This week’s gathering offered a chance for anti-gun groups to meet and talk. The day of remembrance was created to inspire an honor-with-action approach.

Reverend Henry Brown said he wanted not only to honor those lost in Newtown, but also all the victims of gun violence.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty spoke of the memorial. “It has several facets to it. First, it provides honor those who have been killed, and it provides an outlet for grief and support. It’s also a galvanizing point. We need to recognize there is much more that unites us than divides us. We are united in this grief, in righteous anger, and indignation that not enough has happened. We have to do better."

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