Emmett residents host candlelight vigil to remember Sandy Hook victims
Eric Fink reports. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
About a dozen Emmett residents gathered on a chilly Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, bringing some warmth to the grieving families in Newtown, Conn. more than 2,000 miles away.
26 jars with candles were placed side-by-side on a park bench to remember the lives lost in the Dec. 14 massacre.
Emmett's Crystal Dunbar organized the vigil. Dunbar, a mother of four, can't imagine how families and friends of those killed are grieving through the pain.
"I just want Newtown to know that a little town named Emmett, Idaho is never going to forget them," Dunbar said. "And, if you're watching this, we love you and we're so sorry, and you're in our thoughts and prayers forever. May God bring light on your town."
Pastor Mike Highes, lead the vigil in prayer. "Here in Emmett we have many elementary schools," Hughes said. "I think some people feel a tragedy like this could never happen here. Then, you look at Newtown, it's a community much like ours."