Carlisle Elementary holds vigil for Conn. shooting victims - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Carlisle Elementary holds vigil for Conn. shooting victims

Posted: Updated:

PRICE (KYTX) - After the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, some parents in Price decided to put together a memorial for those victims.

The memorial was built on Sunday and it reads "Christmas with Jesus. God Bless Sandy Hook Elementary. At the bottom, are the names of all the shooting victims. It's a memorial like this that brings the community together during tragedy.

Tuesday, candlelight pierced through the night, as a community clung together.

Parent Tammy Ellison and her friend built a memorial and planned the candlelight vigil at Carlisle Elementary, so their community could come together to pray for the shooting victims.

"I think it does a lot for the community because it pulls us together as a whole," Ellison said.

Principal Stephanie Rowan was glad the vigil and memorial were held her school.

"It's wonderful," she said. "It makes me very proud as a principal for the community to come together like this."

The message of oneness, was well-received by children in the community.

7th grade Carlisle student, Kolton Beam, said, "It means a lot for me to see that they actually care and if this happened to us they would be right by our side."

The hope is for their message to reach far beyond East Texas.

"It shows the community that is suffering there in Connecticut that we care and we're sending our love from afar," Ellison said.

 

Beam says, "To show respect for all the kids that died and their parents also."

 

Gathering in prayer and song, a small and loving community is finding light, in all the darkness.

As a part of the memorial, 26 posts in the ground represent the 26 lives lost in the Connecticut shooting. The community in Price hopes the whole memorial will serve as a memory for innocent lives lost, and a reminder that we need to keep our schools as safe as possible.

 

 

 

 

The memorial was built at Carlisle Elementary because 20 of the victims were elementary school students.

The memorial is the only of it's kind known to be here in East Texas.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:31:53 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -- DPS says a woman is dead after a crash Monday afternoon.  It happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Mixon Road and Yarborough Lane in Smith County.  At this pointMore >>
    A Jacksonville Police communications officer has died after a crash Monday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:35:25 GMT
    EFFINGHAM (WCIA)  -- One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.  Owens'More >>
    One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.More >>
  • Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:43:25 GMT
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.