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Danbury's A Tribute to Newtown

Musicians gathered, Reverends and Rabbis spoke and hundreds of people gathered at the O'Neill Center Wednesday in a Tribute to Newtown. This template was created for you to tell your story. Use photographs or videos or your own words in the comment

A Tribute to Newtown was put together by area towns, Western Connecticut State University and other people who want to help out their friends in Newtown. Upload your photos and videos here.

David M. Coelho offered this comment at 5:45 a.m., "What a fine tribute. I am very glad that I went. It was important for the Danbury area to show our support to Newtown. Every speaker had a different and equally important message to all of us. The Clergy of all Faiths were great! The singer during the candlight montage, Ms. Amy Masse sang like an Angel. The artist Scott LoBaido, with is now famous flag painting was amazing. I hope that they sell copies of that painting. He amazed the entire auditorium with how fast he painted it. What was the song that was playing while he painted?"

The performers included Performing Artist, Scott LoBaido
Emmy Award Winning Acoustic Guitarist, Kevin Briody
Singer, Amy Masse
Danbury High School’s Madrigals
Rogers Park Middle School Chorus
Western Connecticut State University’s Wind Ensemble.

Nancy said, "It was a wonderful service. i thought the blend of faith speakers, government, first responders, and music and art was extremely effective. I have to believe that gatherings such as this, with such outpouring of love and positive energy, help to counteract with light the darkness of which the rabbi spoke. And by the way, I found his remarks to be completely amazing; I was incredibly impressed with what he had to offer us."

Scheduled to speak were Clive Calver, Walnut Hill Community Church Senior Pastor, Faith Church Pastor Frank Santoro, United Jewish Center Rabbi Clifford E. Librach.

The gathering was a way for the people of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman to come together in this time of need to support Newtown.

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Nancy December 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM
It was a wonderful service. i thought the blend of faith speakers, government, first responders, and music and art was extremely effective. I have to believe that gatherings such as this, with such outpouring of love and positive energy, help to counteract with light the darkness of which the rabbi spoke. And by the way, I found his remarks to be completely amazing; I was incredibly impressed with what he had to offer us.
Phil December 20, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Where were you Peter Lanza? You divorced his mom, you divorced him You ran like a coward- you left him hanging from a string Money in the place of a Father is a terrible thing You moved an hour away The further you moved- the more money it would pay The draw of money was so strong for you The price you will pay is more than money- so true You left your home for a new wife- a new life He wasn’t important- there was too much strife You left him at a time when he needed you most Your absence left him as a ghost Where were you while he was slipping away? You turned your back on him- we NEED to say Mom couldn’t do it alone You walked away- so much indeed for the world to pay From one Father to another- Sir, you have failed The pain for so many will never be curtailed He needed you- a Father- who abandoned his son You turned your back, he grabbed the gun You have failed the ultimate test Now 27 innocents have been put to rest What a world it could have been Had this “Father” not committed the cardinal sin Peter Lanza, the media says you wonder how it all came to be Look into any mirror Peter and you will come to see TLF

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