In the wake of the shooting that took the lives of nearly nine people inside the Umpqua Community college, members of the Rosenburg, Oregon community came together to mourn victims of the senseless tragedy.
People lit candles and gathered Thursday night at Rosenberg's Stewart Park.
UCC President Rita Cavin told the community to hide their anger during the service, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"Anger caused this; we can't have anger around this minute. We can rise above this pain and focus on helping each other."
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies