Local parents hold candlelight vigil, reflect on school shooting
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Candles burn brightly as local parents reflect on the children who lost their lives in Connecticut.
"I can't do much but pray and let them know that they are in my thoughts," mother Julie Bilynsky said.
It's a heart break that happened far away, but for Bilynsky it hits close to home, she embraced her son and stole a kiss at the vigil.
"Hold them tighter, kiss them, tell them how much you love them," Bilynsky said as she explained how she will show love to her children.
Forming a circle, dozens of parents and kids stood in support of the families affected.
"Being all the way across the country we want to show them that we're here," father Carl Zwick said. "My son and my wife, we're here to help them."
While some found solace in lighting a candle, others coped under the lights of the Magical Forest.
"Our hearts go out to the families that aren't able to have a special moment like we are today," mother Dannia Roman said. She and her husband have children elementary school age, the parents decided it's the right time to cherish family.
"Time is just really cut short, you are kind of like cheated especially with what happened today," Roman said.