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Chicagoland vigil will remember Sandy Hook victims

TEARS Foundation plans memorial Friday in La Grange

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 4:08 p.m. CDT
(John Woike/Hartford Courant/MCT)
A candlelight vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung was held on the Naugatuck Town Green Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

The TEARS Foundation seeks to honor the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School with a candlelight vigil.

Chicago area residents and The TEARS Foundation community will come together to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with a vigil set for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

The candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will take place at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 150 S. Ashland Ave., La Grange.

Those attending are being asked to use the Sanctuary door located on Elm Avenue.

The vigil will include music, prayer, naming of victims, and a moment of silence to honor the families. Flameless candles will be provided to the first 100 people to enter.

Committed to helping grieving families honor the life of their child, The TEARS Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift the financial and emotional burden from families who have lost a baby, arranged this vigil.

The TEARS Foundation is headquartered in Puyallup, Wash., with local chapters in Washington, New Jersey, New York, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma.

Across its’ U.S. chapters, The TEARS Foundation is hosting candlelight vigils to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Cards and notes for the families or first responders are being accepted at the vigils, to be delivered by The TEARS Foundation’s east coast chapters.

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