For the second time in a little over a week, residents gathered at Town Center Park Sunday night to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings with a candlelight vigil.
Mayor Scott Jackson led the ceremony that was attended by about 60 people who huddled around the gazebo beneath the Christmas lights.
"We come out here tonight to be together and to start a dialogue that will solve our collective problems," Jackson told the silent and somber crowd. "We must remember to take action everyday to make sure this never happens again."
During the ceremony the names of each of the 26 victims killed by Adam Lanza was read as a bell was rung. The crowd then sang "Silent Night."
It was the second vigil held in the park. .
One man said he the Dec. 14 shootings left an indelible mark on him.
"I first heard that there were shots fired in a school, but it wasn't until later that I learned the magnitude of it," he said. "I just couldn't watch the news or read the newspaper because the pain was so great and I didn't want their faces embedded in my brain.
"I pray that they are all in heaven," he said.