QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- People gathered tonight in Quincy to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the Connecticut school shootings one week ago.
About 20 people gathered outside John Wood Community College, some with candles in hand. They read the names of the 26 victims.
There was also a prayer and a song sung by the Quincy High School Choir.
Organizers say it's a way for people to grieve for the victims and show their support for all the families dealing with loss this holiday.
"I think everybody just needs to grieve together, even though they weren't our children we all feel the pain and the heartbreak and I'm sure that all of us have no idea how it feels to be those people, we just want them to know we support them," says Connie Ward, the organizer of the vigil.
Throughout the country this morning, bells chimed 26 times to mark one week since the shootings that left 20 young children and six adults dead.
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