Saturday, April 20, 2013
More than 1,000 residents and police officers from across the state packed Wilmington Town Common for a candlelight vigil in honor of slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
On Saturday night, residents said goodbye to one of their own and police officers from across the state saluted the bravery of a member of the thin blue line who made the ultimate sacrifice. Slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier's body was brought down Church Street past thousands who lined the street surrounding Wilmington Town Common and waved American flags as a part of an emotional goodbye. Collier, a Wilmington native and Somerville resident, was honored during a candlelight vigil following the procession. Members of the Collier family attended the event, and sobbed at times as their loved one was recalled. "(Sean) is such an amazing man. A better man than I will ever be. And he was taken from us too …
Thousands pack Wilmington Town Common to pay tribute to a hometown hero.
More than 1,000 residents, friends and law enforcement personnel from throughout Eastern Massachusetts packed the Wilmington Town Common for a candlelight vigil Saturday night to bid farewell and say thank you to a hometown hero. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, a 2004 graduate of Wilmington High School, was gunned down as he sat in his cruiser Thursday night on a Cambridge Street, allegedly by brothers Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the same men investigators believe are responsible for the fatal bombing attack at Monday's Boston Marathon. Before the start of Saturday's vigil, a hearse carrying Collier's body drove down Church Street, shut down to traffic during the ceremony. The road was lined with …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A large crowd gathered in front of City Hall Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to reflect and remember the victims killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14.
A large somber crowd spent about 30 minutes in silence Thursday evening in front of City Hall, listening to Mayor Ted Bettencourt and four local religious leaders reflect on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School one week ago. Several among the crowd, both adults and children, held signs along with their candles of the victims' names. Fr. John MacInnis, Rev. Joel Anderle, Rabbi Nechemia Schusterman and Rabbi Deborah Zuker all shared thoughts or prayers for the evening.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Mayor Ted Bettencourt is inviting the public to attend a candlelight vigil this Thursday in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The vigil will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Peabody City Hall. “As we struggle to come to terms with such a senseless loss of precious life, we may find comfort in the company of fellow members of our community,” Bettencourt said. “I invite all those who wish to honor the memory of the 26 victims of this tragedy to join with us in solemn vigil,” he said.