ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hundreds of Alaskans gathered at an Anchorage church for a vigil to remember the people killed in the elementary school shooting last Friday in Connecticut.
KTUU-TV (http://is.gd/HCQHO4) says the gathering was held Monday at the Central Lutheran Church.
While the tragedy took place thousands of miles from Alaska, people here say they feel a connection to the grieving families there. Pastor Glenn Petersen says when people come together they can at least grieve together. Olive Henninger of Anchorage - mother a 7-year-old girl - says she's happy that even as far away as Alaska people are reaching out to Connecticut.
During the vigil, a bell was rung for the 20 children and six adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.