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Multi-faith Service for Connecticut Victims Held at UNR

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A student-led multi-faith memorial service in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School Connecticut victims was held at the University of Nevada on Tuesday.

We spoke to some of the people at the memorial today, and the overall feeling is that even 3,000 miles away, people are looking for solace and comfort.

"I needed to find a source of strength, and I thought this was a very, very sad event, and something that I was having trouble coping with personally, so I wanted to participate," says Valerie Smith of Reno.

Liz Knott of Reno added, "it's tough to lose a child, and I have. So it means more. And I want to help thse people in any way I can."

Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus and people of every faith in between - gathered in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

It was a moment for prayer and reflection - to remember those lost in the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Representatives from each organization gave traditional prayers from their faith.

Organizers say in moments of sadness, it's more important than ever to put differences aside to heal.

"You see Catholics here, and a Jew and Muslim sitting next to each other, and a Hindu and a Buddhist. So that is very consoling for the community that for a common cause we all come together," says Rajan Zed, president, Universal Society of Hinduism.

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The U.S. Postal Service has added a PO Box for those who wish to send letters of condolence to the residents of Newtown. Please address mail to: Message of Condolence, PO Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.

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