Sunday, May 12, 2013
People crowded into the backyard of murdered teen's home.
A large crowd attended a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to remember West Pottsgrove teen Kareem Borowy. Borowy was abducted and killed on Sunday, May 5 by several armed men. People in the crowd held candles and cried as one of Borowy's friends, Tyra, sang "Stars" by Grace Potter. Vigil organizer Kheira Bouzid told the crowd that she wanted everyone to remember happy memories. "I know Reem is here," Bouzid said. When she called for a moment of silence, Bouzid told the attendees she wanted everyone to think of their "happiest, craziest memory" of Borowy. "I know we all have them," Bouzid said.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
West Ward residents, led by Ray Liberto, organized a candlelight vigil for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary in Railroad Plaza in Lansdale Sunday night, where each victim's name was read and a balloon released in their honor
It was the definition of "community." Organized by the west ward neighborhood in Lansdale, more than 100 citizens came together at Railroad Plaza in the borough Sunday night — candles aflame — for a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, CT. Led by resident Ray Liberto, the vigil lasted about a half hour. Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. Paul Lutz opened the night with a benediction. The most touching part of the evening was the release of green and white balloons upon the reading of each victim's name by resident Drew Stockmal. Resident Lisa Patrick assisted with the balloons. "It was powerful, emotional night," said Liberto. "I thought, with the Facebook response, we would see 500, but think it was 400. We had 300 …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Patch editor Alyson D'Alessandro attended a candlelight vigil in memory of Officer Bradley Fox on Friday night.
Luminaries lined the sidewalk and driveway leading to the home of slain Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox on Friday night. A neighbor organized the vigil, which was attended by police departments from all over Montgomery County as well as hundreds of neighbors and friends. Plymouth Township police arrived in force on motorcycles and in cars, and stood at attention in the Foxes' driveway, surrounding Fox's widow Lynsay and their young daughter while department Chaplain Rev. Nicholas Salios spoke and prayed. Silence blanketed the street while Salios spoke, but sobbing could be heard as he finished. Friday, September 14 would have been Fox's 35th birthday. Members of the Philadelphia Police K9 training unit were also on hand and …