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Canton Community to Honor Victims of Uvalde and Buffalo at Vigil

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The vigil will be held at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Canton on Saturday, May 28 at 4 p.m.

CANTON, Ohio – EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above aired Thursday, May 26 on 3News when Shaker Heights students went on a field trip.

A local church is doing its part to honor the innocent lives that have been lost in recent tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.

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The Congregational United Church of Christ in Canton, Ohio, invites the community to participate in a vigil.

The vigil will be held at 4 p.m. on the church lawn located at 1430 Easton Street NE

During the vigil, community members will mourn the tragic mass shootings that have occurred across the country.

The church hopes to bring solidarity to the community and call for an end to gun violence across the country.

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The church is working with representatives from Mom’s Demand and Everytown to speak at the event. Additional speakers are expected to be announced over the next 24 hours.

Other churches in northeast Ohio have shown their respect for the victims of the Uvalde shooting.

In Macedonia, the United Methodist Church displayed 21 empty chairs representing the 19 children who died and the two teachers killed in the shooting.

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Schools in northeast Ohio also expressed their views on recent events. Hundreds of Shaker Heights students marched, demanding a change in gun laws.

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