Community remembers Newtown victims

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Updated: 12/22/2012 9:22 pm Published: 12/22/2012 6:53 pm

Nearly one hundred people dressed in Sandy Hook Elementary School colors to honor the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut.

The group walked for 27 minutes to remember the 27 victims in the shooting. They all wore green and white along with green ribbons and balloons.

Parents were still feeling the impact as they remembered the victims Saturday.

"I have kids of my own," said Jaklye Kerker with tears rolling down her face.

She joined nearly 100 other people in Skiatook to honor 20 children she never met.

"If so many people didn't have such hate," she said.

Like many parents, since this horrific shooting, Kerker has been doing holding her son a lot lately.
Linda Carmack organized this event Saturday. She told me this is the worst time of year to suffer this kind of tragedy.

"I'm sure plenty of the children had presents under the tree. Now they're not going to be here to open them," she said.

No one here knew any of the victims in Connecticut, personally.
But it's easy to see why they feel connected and grateful.

"I just want to say I’m sorry to the families," said Kerker.

The parents tell us they're working with their school districts to get more parents involved with volunteering to keep an eye on students.

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