About thirty people gathered in downtown Barre Thursday evening for a vigil to pray for those killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Signs arrayed in an arc with the names of the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers killed were displayed with children’s shoes and a rose arranged in front of each sign. The Rev. Leigh McCaffrey and the Rev. Earl Kooperkamp took turns reading the names of the victims, with a long pause between each name. They also read the names of those killed in the recent supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York. Before and after the recitation, people sang “Dona Nobis Pacem,” which means “Grant Us Peace” in Latin.
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