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Central Texans walk in honor of Sandy Hook victims

KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

Support for the Newtown Connecticut victims is spreading all over Central Texas.

On Friday morning several people in Killeen walked in Lion's park to honor the innocent students and teachers that were killed.

Josie Torres planned the event after learning the shooting. She lives in Killeen and was shocked to find out no memorial service was planned in the area.

"It's great when you can see a community come together for something like this to show the families how much we care, it was a really good turn out," said Josie Torres.

With the help of family Josie Torres hosted the event, calling it the "27 walk." It began right at 8:30 A.M.

"I've been wanting to do something, I want to hug them, but I can't because I'm here," Torres said.

Step by step a victim was honored each minute that passed by for all who were slain in the Newtown Connecticut shooting. Their shoes pounded against the cold concrete and there were many with heavy hearts.

"I fear for all people, " described Denise Dichmann, who also helped organize the memorial. I'm so sick of this, my family is from Jonesboro, we had a mass shooting there, it's just too much."

All who participated wore Sandy Hook Elementary School colors , green and white to honor the innocent children and teachers who were slain last Friday.  

For many mothers, fathers, and educators the scars of what happened will never go away.

This walk wasn't just happening in Killeen, in fact several cities across the nation held their own memorial service in order to show support for the families who lost someone in this tragedy.

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