WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — The Newtown Foundation will be holding their third annual vigil at the Capitol on Wednesday to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, in addition to the 90,000 American victims of gun violence since that day in December 2012.
In partnership with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, the Newtown Foundation will host the vigil at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. Over 60 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence from 18 states are expected to attend, as well as community members from Newtown.
Valerie Jarrett, Special Adviser to President Obama, will join interfaith leaders, families of victims and survivors of gun violence, as well as gun violence prevention advocates from across the country in leading the vigil.
The event is set to lead other vigils to #EndGunViolence across the country, as well as internationally. Almost 350 events are already set to be held in 39 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico and China.