High Point, NC -- The High Point Police Department hosted a vigil Tuesday night to honor the Newtown shooting victims.
Lynda Gies in the crowd, wearing a Newtown football jersey. She lived in Newtown from 1999 to 2008. She said her children were raised in Newtown, consider Newtown their hometown, and went to Newtown schools.
She came out to the vigil because she felt it was a good way for her to grieve with others who may have understood what she was feeling.
Gies said, "It just hits me, just like a wave, thats my town. That church where people are mourning, thats the church that we went to every week. That priest that's crying on tv, that's Father Bob, that's my priest, that priest gave my children their first communion."
Gies said it's hard to describe Newtown in words, but she called it the place people wanted to move to if they were moving to Connecticut. She said people moved there for the great hometown feel, and and family experience.
Gies said she still talks to many people who still live in Newtown, who say they're touched and amazed by the outpouring of love and support coming from people all over the world. "My friends tell me they don't have any words to tell how much it means to them."
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