December is certainly the season of light– for many. Unfortunately, there are many among us who grieve the loss of loved ones amidst the merriment and joy. Sadly, more and more of the bereaved have lost family members and friends to gun violence.
December 14 marks six years of the Newtown tradgedy. Let that sink in.
More of 600,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns since that horrible day. On Wednesday December 5th, the Sandy Hook Foundation, St Mark’s Episcopal Church, and a myriad of other activist organizations will host will again be hosting the National Vigil for the end to all Gun Violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 3rd and A Street SE.
The event is a quiet ecumenical opportunity to honor thousands of people from around the country who have experienced gun violence and to continue to shine a light on this devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation until gun deaths and injuries are reduced.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and the public is invited. Among those who come to St. Mark’s will be family members and friends of the many children and adults who have been killed; survivors of gun violence; and advocates. They come from all walks of life, faiths, and ways of moving through the world – and they all want this to end.
If you go:
WHAT: National Vigil for the End to all Gun Violence
WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2018, 7 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A Street SE
WHY: Because we are in the middle of a gun violence epidemic