FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Seventeen chairs were left unfilled at an interfaith candlelight vigil in Fort Lauderdale held in honor of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist leaders came together to honor and pray for the victims at the United Church of Christ, located along Northeast 30th Street, Sunday evening.
The white folding chairs, adorned with yellow ribbons, were placed next to each other in their own row. They represented the 14 students and three staff members who were fatally gunned down Feb. 14 in Parkland.
The candles, lit in memory of the victims and in support of their families and loved ones, also symbolized unity regarding efforts to keep the community safe.
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