Speaking out: Eastern Panhandle groups hold vigil, seek change

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS

The Journal

A candlelight vigil in honor of the 17 victims of gun violence that lost their lives and those who were injured in the mass shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida was held in Shepherdstown.
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — On Sunday, the Women’s March WV – Eastern Panhandle, Jefferson County Vigilance, and Eastern Panhandle Young Democrats held a candlelight vigil in honor of the 17 victims of gun violence that lost their lives and those who were injured in the mass shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida last week. The vigil will was held at the Wall at McMurran Hall in Shepherdstown.

Local resident Trae Yates sang to the crowd a rendition of “Amazing Grace”as residents bowed their heads in solidarity.

Scott Rogers, Mayor of Charles Town, spoke at Sunday’s vigil declaring that now is a time for change.

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