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Feb 16, 2018 1:12 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

East Hampton Vigil Will Honor Lives Lost In Parkland, Florida

A memorial service for the people killed in injured in the Florida school shooting this week will be held at the Hook Windmill in East Hampton Village on Saturday.
Feb 16, 2018 1:17 PM

The 17 mostly very young lives lost on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will be honored with a vigil at Hook Mill in East Hampton Village on Saturday.

Beginning at 5 p.m., people from the Windmill and Whalebone Village housing complexes, as well as from local houses of worship, will join East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. at the Hook Mill green to honor those who were killed by an armed assailant just as the school day was closing. Neil Hausig of the former East End Peace and Justice Coalition is among the organizers of Saturday’s vigil.

Similar vigils were held on the village green in East Hampton, as well as in Sag Harbor and Southampton, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, which took a total of 26 lives.

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From the Star

-Mr. Hausig said the group wishes to gather primarily to honor the victims, but the vigil will also be a first step in setting up a coordinated lobbying effort for additional restrictions on the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
By NateNewtown (99), east on Feb 17, 18 1:45 PM
1 member liked this comment

How would The Star (or The Press) feel about additional restrictions on the First Amendment?

Or revisions to any Amendments to the Constitution?

By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Feb 17, 18 2:13 PM
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There ought to be a law prohibiting mass, premeditated first-degree murder.
By Duckbornandraised (184), Eastport on Feb 17, 18 4:14 PM
Politicizing a horrific event like this senseless mass murder is pitiful!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Feb 17, 18 7:56 PM
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In what world is a vigil honoring lost lives "political"?

Were the myriad vigils post-9/11 "political" in your book?

What's pitiful is your comment.
By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 17, 18 8:42 PM
I'd like to see a vigil honoring the police officers killed in the line of duty, by gunfire, vehicle or assault. Check out the available data to view their names, photos and details. It's astounding how many there are. They even include the police dogs. I'd like to see a vigil for the soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afganistran, whose 15 minutes of fame ends up a 30 second blurb on the evening news, and then they're forgotten.
By pigroast (100), East Quogue on Feb 18, 18 3:53 PM
Are we to deduce you are not in favor of honoring the deaths of innocents?
Police and soldiers put their lives at risk voluntarily and for pay. Not even a close comparison, pigroast.
By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 18, 18 4:06 PM