Lebanon County road to be illuminated for Newtown victims

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Dec 21, 2012 2:41 PM
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(Lebanon) -- One of the midstate's major roadways is set to be transformed into a makeshift memorial to the victims of last week's Connecticut school shooting.

People in Lebanon County are planning to line a roughly 18-mile stretch of Route 422 between Palmyra and Myerstown with lights -- like electronic candles, glow sticks and flashlights.

County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz says it will help people grieve after gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children, and six educators before turning the gun on himself inside Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.

"We hope that tonight will also serve to let our children see that when there is a tragedy we can come together and stand strong and we can do something that's beautiful," Litz says.

Litz says the event running from six to seven tonight will include the singing of "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America."

Seventy-five businesses and organizations have signed up to be so-called "points of light" along the route, where people can gather.

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