Vigil to Honor Victims of Gun Violence in Wilmington, NC
On Dec 19, 2016, there was a very moving vigil for the victims of gun violence in Wilmington, NC. Specifically mentioned were the 26 victims at Sandy Hook and numerous victims from Wilmington. This vigil was sponsored by Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence which represents 33 faith based establishments in Wilmington including churches, synagogues, mosques and gun violence prevention organizations. The Wilmington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was well represented at this vigil. The poem “Brown Bear” given and written by Brittani Smith of Moms-N-Mourning was particularly moving. To belong to this group you must have lost a child to gun violence. A poignant prayer was given by Reverend Cliff Barnett who displayed numerous crime scene markers to demonstrate what he has experienced in his own neighborhood and building. Other respectful prayers were also given by Christian, Jewish and Islam representatives and a local public servant. It was an excellent program that honored those victims of gun violence and encouraged us all to take action to prevent further gun violence tragedies. Go in Peace. Let your voice be heard. BeSmart!