A candlelight vigil for the victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in Ijamsville, MD, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce announced in a news release.
Noelle Tate, the mother 5- and 1-year-old girls, organized the memorial to show respect and support for the Newtown, CT, victims and their families.
“I’ve been deeply affected by the tragic events that took place on Friday," Tate said in a statement. "As a mother, I weep at the thought of those children being brutally murdered while innocently going about their school day. I grieve for the parents whose pain will never subside.
"I know that there are other parents feeling this way and I want to give everyone an opportunity to mourn these children and honor their young lives. I also want to show people that we won’t just forget about this and move on, that this will cause change. Their deaths cannot be in vain."
The vigil will be held at Centerville Elementary School, located at 3471 Campus Drive in Ijamsville.