America and the Grand Valley Remembers Newtown
KREX News Room
NEWTOWN, CT- Newtown, Connecticut buried two more of its children Tuesday.
The victims of last Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are being remembered one by one as their community tries to heal.
Mourners lined up outside the Saint Rose of Lima Church for six-year- old James Mattioli, who loved sports, math and numbers. Also, Jessica Rekos, who loved horses and had been hoping for cowgirl boots and a hat for Christmas.
Officials say five more funerals will be held Wednesday.
Students from Newtown's other schools returned to class Tuesday.
Sandy Hook students will begin classes in the New Year in a nearby town.
A candlelight vigil will be held in the Grand Valley, Wednesday night to honor the students, teachers and staff of the Newtown shooting.
It will be held at 7 p.m. at the old Grand Junction Hobby Lobby parking lot on North Avenue.
People are asked to bring their own candles and posters and are asked to wear green and white, which are Sandy Hook Elementary's school colors.
Also, Grace Community Church, in Montrose, will also be holding a gathering this week, in light of the tragedy in Newtown.
It will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Montrose High School.
For more information, call 970-249-5306.