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Moms Demand Action Quad Cities Holding Sandy Hook Memorial

(Davenport, Iowa) Moms Demand Action Quad Cities, Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, One Human Family, and Quad Cities Interfaith are sponsoring a memorial/remembrance service for the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting on 12/14/2012 where 20 students and 6 adults were killed.  On the 11-year mark of the shooting there will be a brief program at the church to honor the victims and the families still grieving from this tragedy, as well as to honor all lives lost to gun violence in all its forms.

Local Moms Demand Action Lead, Kaleigh Rogers, says mass shootings like Sandy Hook grab media attention and tend to draw people into the gun violence prevention movement because they remind us that no place is safe. Moms Demand Action was grown out of this tragedy. But it’s important to remember that this represents only 1% of the lives lost to gun violence in this country.  “Each year at this event we recommit to taking action to prevent future tragedies like this, as well as all other forms of gun violence that plague our communities daily.”

Rogers says this year a remembrance wall is being set up at the church for attendees to add names of loved ones lost to gun violence. A short program will be followed by fellowship, refreshments, and opportunities to get involved in the gun violence prevention movement.

Moms Demand Action Quad Cities Holding Sandy Hook Memorial

Moms Demand Action Quad Cities Holding Sandy Hook Memorial

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