From Sandy Hook to Hook Mill, a Vigil for Florida's Victims

Hook Mill will be the site of a vigil for the victims of the Parkland, Fla., shooting on Saturday at 5 p.m. Durell Godfrey

A vigil for the victims of the Parkland, Fla., shooting on Wednesday, which killed 17 people, including 14 students, will be held in East Hampton Village at the Hook Windmill on North Main Street on Saturday at 5 p.m.

According to Neil Hausig, one of the organizers, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. will be among the speakers at the vigil. 

Mr. Hausig said the group wishes to gather primarily to honor the victims, but the vigil will also be a first step in setting up a coordinated lobbying effort for tighter gun regulations. Some of the organizers have trained with family members of Sandy Hook victims on how to be effective advocates for school safety and gun control, he said, and will use this training to aid them in their appeals.