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Eastern Iowans remember victims of violent tragedies


Eastern Iowans took time Sunday to honor those who've recently lost their lives in violent acts.

Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids held an honoring and remembering service this afternoon.

They began with lighting candles, then slowly put them out while praying for the victims of the tragedies in Newtown, Portland, Aurora, Colorado and China - as well as Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.

"It's local, it's regional, it's national," said Martha Rogers, Pastor.  "If we're going to change anything it has to start with us personally and we're going to try to do some of that prayerfully today."

The prayer gathering was its own event in addition to weekly Sunday services.

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