Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
On Monday, June 6, 2022, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes led an ecumenical prayer vigil remembering the victims of mass shootings at Veterans Park in Fond du Lac. Other speakers included a representative from the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, clergy from five local churches (Holy Family Catholic Community Fond du Lac, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bread Of Life Cathedral Of Hope, and Covenant United Methodist Church), Fond du Lac Police Chief, Aaron Goldstein, City Manager, Joe Moore, presidents of Ebony Vision and United For Diversity, and area youth, featuring graduating high school senior, Gianna Trotter.
Speakers provided heartfelt remarks, called for unity and action, and led attendees in song and prayer. The names of the recent 31 victims killed in Buffalo and Uvalde were read aloud, followed by a moment of silence to remember all victims of gun violence. Additional thanks given for our educational professionals and government officials and prayers for their safety.