Tonight, Falmouth will join communities across the country in remembering the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.
“This is just the most gut-wrenching, senseless thing, and we need to heal together, mourn together as a community,” said Jennifer DelSignore of East Falmouth, who is organizing tomorrow’s candlelight vigil on the grounds of Falmouth High School.
The event will be held on the high school’s girls’ athletic field beginning at 8 PM and run until about 8:45 PM. Members of the public are asked to bring their own candles.
Ms. DelSignore, a mother of five children, said she wanted to not only “show our support for those families and the first responders and the memories of those children” in Newtown, Connecticut, the site of Friday’s deadly shooting, “but to show our own children that good things can come out of tragic things. That’s an important message to send.”
The Reverend Peter Fournier of St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth will speak at the vigil and lead the audience in prayer. Marc P. Dupuis, superintendent of the Falmouth schools, has also been asked to speak, Ms. DelSignore said. The night will end with the audience singing “Amazing Grace.”
The public is also invited to bring cards, flowers, and other tokens of appreciation and support, which Ms. DelSignore and her aunt, Alicia DelSignore of East Falmouth, plan to deliver personally to Newtown on Thursday.