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Some from Newtown join vigil at National Cathedral

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 9:00pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of the Newtown, Conn., community, including the parent of a teacher killed in a school massacre last year, have held a service at Washington National Cathedral to remember those killed by gun violence.

Gilles Rousseau (zhill ROO'-soh) said, "We are here today with the common goal of remembering our loved ones, and seeking to make our world a safer place."

The cathedral's dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, laid out a moral case for gun control, noting that 32,000 more people have been killed by gun violence since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Dec. 14.

The Rev. Mel Kawakami of Newtown United Methodist Church said, "We gather to say, 'No more.'"

Carole King sang a hymn titled "In the Name of Love."

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