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Those Killed By Gun Violence Are Remembered With Candlelight Vigil At Start Of 2020

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PEDRO PORTAL
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MIAMI HERALD
Parents and family gathered for the Florida Parents of Murdered Childrens fourth annual candlelight vigil at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

Slain UPS driver Frank Ordonez and children killed by gun violence were remembered at a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Liberty City.

About 200 people honored lives lost at Florida Parents of Murdered Children’s emotional fourth annual vigil at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The group, led by activist Tangela Sears, lobbies for local, state and federal legislation and advocates for services to help individuals and families impacted by gun violence.

“We are talented and inherently blessed as we balance life in two worlds: embracing the pain of the past while carrying our children with us into this uncertain future,” said Sears, who lost her son in 2015. “Grieving mothers and fathers think of their children first thing in the morning and before their eyes close at night.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.