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Click on the link to view the vigil program: 2017 National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence Program

PRELUDE

Élégie by Jules Massenet (Amsco Publications)
Andante from “5th Symphony” Piotr Llitch Tchaikovsky (Amsco Publications) Heartstring by Doug Hammer
Serenade by Franz Schubert (Amsco Publications)
Etude Op. 10 No 3 by Frederick Chopin
Aria by Henry Purcell (arr. Werner Thomas-Mifune)
Velleda C. Miragias, cello; Doug Hammer, piano

WELCOME

The Rev. Michele H. Morgan, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

SPECIAL GUESTS

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, and Representative Elizabeth Esty Connecticut Congressional Delegation

MUSIC

“This Land is Your Land”, lyrics by Woody Guthrie and melody based on an old hymn ADAMS Beat Choir of Northern Virginia

CALL TO PRAYER

Rabbi Hannah Spiro, Hill Havirah Synagogue, Washington, DC
Rayyan Syed, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center of Northern Virginia

REMEMBERING THOSE WE HAVE LOST

Families who have lost loved ones and those who have survived gun violence

MUSIC

“Let it Be”, lyrics and music by Paul McCartney Sung by Natalie Merchant Accompanied by Doug Hammer, Pianist

LITANY of REMEMBRANCE

Jackson Mittleman, Jr Newtown Action Alliance
Georgette Brown, Executive Assistant to Co-Presidents of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence
Sujata Paul-de Leede, Survivor Engagement Lead for Everytown Survivor Network & Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Taylor Houston, Communications Director of Pride Fund To End Gun Violence
Margaret Ayres, National Cathedral & Steering Committee Member of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence
Victoria Coy, National Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Amber Goodwin, Founder & Director of Community Justice Reform Coalition
Rachel Graber, Public Policy Manager of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, Founders of Survivors Empowered
Lori Haas, Virginia State Director of Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Tamika Mallory, Co-President of Women’s March
Tom Campbell, Board Member of Newtown Action Alliance & the Newtown Foundation

MUSIC

“How Many More?”, written and performed by Gordon Thomas Ward Accompanied by Velleda C. Miragias, cello

TESTIMONY

Jane Dougherty, sister of Mary Sherlach, school psychologist killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School Rev. Sharon Risher, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Lance, killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting Kate Ranta, survivor of domestic violence

PRAYER OR REMEMBRANCE AND LAMENT

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe,
General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church

TESTIMONY

Gregory Jackson, shot and injured in Washington DC Heather Gooze, survivor of the Las Vegas shooting

MUSIC

Kol Nidrei Op. 47 by Max Bruch (Ed. Alexander Lehman) Velleda C. Miragias, cello; Doug Hammer, piano

A CALL TO COMMITMENT

Monsignor John Enzler, President and CEO, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington, DC

HONOR WITH ACTION

Chris Hurst, former WDBJ7 anchor whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015 and delegate-elect from the 12th district of the Virginia House of Delegates

SENDING

The Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, DC Former Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Officer

CANDLE LIGHTING WITH MUSIC

NatioNal Vigil for

“We Shall Overcome”

Musical & lyrical adaptation by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Gyy Carawan and Peter Seeger

Sung by Natalie Merchant, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and activist Accompanied by Doug Hammer, Pianist; Velleda C. Miragias, cello

Victims of guN VioleNce

DEPARTURE

WE COME TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THE 30,000+ LOST EACH YEAR AND PRAY FOR HOPE, PEACE, AND LOVE IN THEIR HONOR.

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