To show their support for the 26 victims lost to Friday's school shooting in Newtown, CT., Grayslake residents will be placing a candle (real or flameless) on their porch from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight (Monday).
The suggestion was posted on the Grayslake Patch Facebook by resident Jennifer Heavrin and has since received 100 "Likes" and 85 shares.
This was Heavrin's original post:
"Can we start a Grayslake Community chain, putting a candle (regular or flameless) outside on your porch on Monday, December 17th, from 7-9pm, in honor of those that lost their lives (big and little angels) and for their families, support??? I remember doing this in St. Louis when I was a kid, for the hostages and it was a such an amazing act of support and to do, let's do it for SANDY HOOK..."
Facebook comments have included:
Wonderful idea!!!! We will be shinning bright on our porch for all the angels tomorrow evening.
I will line my deck with candles!
I'm in!!! God bless all the angels we lost on Friday. Pray for the safety of all of our children!
Patch is also using Twitter to get the word out:
Start a Grayslake community chain. Put a candle on your porch from 7-9 p.m. Monday in honor of those lost in Newtown! #GrayslakeForNewtown.