Memorial Vigil Planned at American Civic Association
A memorial vigil is to be held at the American Civic Association in Binghamton to mark the eighth anniversary of a shooting rampage at the center in which thirteen people were killed.
Participants in the vigil are to gather at the ACA Memorial Park at Front and Clinton streets at 10 a.m. Monday.
The park is located a short distance from the American Civic Association building at 131 Front Street where a man opened fire on the morning of April 3, 2009.
Reverend Kimberly Chastain and Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Watrell will offer prayers and words of healing at Monday's gathering.
The names of the thirteen who died will be read aloud. At 10:30, there will be a moment of silence.
Local elected officials also will offer remarks at the vigil, which will be followed by a reception at the American Civic Association building.
The organization has served the region for 75 years, helping to introduce refugees and immigrants to American culture while helping them settle in the Southern Tier.
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