Silent Vigil Wednesday Morning For Las Vegas

The Westport Weston Clergy Association will gather downtown tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 4, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.) on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge.

The goal is to show solidarity with the people of Las Vegas following Sunday night’s attack.

The group will hold the banner currently on display outside the United Methodist Church. It quotes Maya Angelou: “Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it hasn’t solved one yet.”

All members of the community are invited to join in the silent prayer vigil, standing together against hate and violence.

The Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge is the site of Wednesday morning’s silent vigil.(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)


17 responses to “Silent Vigil Wednesday Morning For Las Vegas

  1. Nancy Hunter

    And, in a matter of days, all will be forgotten. Until the next time.

    Standing together against hate and violence means nothing.
    Voting to end this gun culture means everything.
    When will America wake up?

  2. Dorothy Abrams

    Well written, Nancy

  3. Werner Liepolt

    Such a long, painful march towards what seems like an ever elusive sanity. Gun culture is a disease and the NRA withholds the cure.

  4. Lots of hate right here, no mention of prayers or sympathy for the victims – is that what this banner is all about?

    • Robert Harrington

      100% agree with Jack Whittle. A vigil is all about showing solidarity for the victims. We all should be united in this. There is a debate about guns that should occur – but that should not get mixed up in showing respect during a vigil.

    • Peter Gambaccini

      It’s referred to as a “silent prayer vigil.” As for any hate, that’s only your projection.

    • Werner Liepolt

      Lots of hypocritical prayers from the top NRA recipients in Congress. Congress has made us all into cynics.

      • Nancy Hunter

        — and, of course, “this should be a time of healing, finding motive in order to have closure”, before taking action. HEALING? CLOSURE?
        The NRA (aka Congress) has just voiced interest in “regulating bump stocks”. WOW! That’s taking real responsibility!

    • Werner Liepolt

      There is no hate involved in not allowing weapons meant for war to be sold. But vice versa?

      • Nancy Hunter

        Perhaps a re-read of Antisthenes and Diogenes is in order.

      • Bart Shuldman

        Werner. I am in Las Vegas and dealing with a second mass killing. Thankfully this time all my employees and their families are safe.

        3 assault rifles were purchased every month since last October. With all the technology and systems in this world this could not have been tracked? Our government should be ashamed of themselves. Nobody needs to buy that many rifles every month and should have triggered a huge concern.

  5. Bart Shuldman

    Dan-I am in Las Vegas arriving the morning after the tragedy. Unfortunately this could have been my second tragedy to deal with, after Sandy Hook. I guess l was lucky this time and was fortunate that none of my staff or their family members hurt or killed.

    What is hard to explain is how far in distance it was for the shooter to hit the victims. Not only is the area he shot at across the street from the Mandalay but it is north up the strip. I am not watching the news so I do not know if they truly depict the distance. It’s far. But this person was focused and had his plan. Unbelievable.

    Somehow the ability to buy the amount of bullets needed to accomplish the sick goals of this shooter has got to stop. Can we finally find a way to at least have “bullet control” if this nation finds it that difficult to have gun control? Can we stop the ability to purchase that many bullets? Can we finally stop someone from buying that many assault rifles?

    59 families lives will forever be impacted. Being here I have heard some of the stories.

    But once again I been part, in someway, of a mass shooting. I have to ask–can we finally come together and use our love and desire and technical know how to try and end this? For our future?

    • Robert Harrington

      That perspective is helpful. I don’t think the distance comes across on TV. Agree with everything you write.