Follow vigil, President Obama's remarks in Newtown
Dec 16, 2012 (New Haven Register - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Through the trees more than two dozen police cars, vans and members of President Obama's motorcade approached Newtown High School around 5:15 p.m. for the interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shootings.
Everyone in line is getting excited as the motorcade approaches. By 4:30 p.m. there were more than a 100 people in line at Newtown High School waiting to get into the vigil. At the front entrance of the school people were laying flowers on the ground and there were paper cut out of angels on sticks representing the victims.
People were chatting amongst themselves, while young children were playing in the grass as a cold misty rain fell. A total of six buses arrived full of people, who appeared to invited guests to the vigil.
People from all over the state and as far as New York attended the interfaith vigial. The American Red Cross was present. The flags our at half mast. The high school is a red and white brick building, which is a facility found like any other community in the country.
Secret service are walking through the building around 5:30 p.m. to ensure the doors are locked. The service is set to start at 7 p.m.
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