Folks gather to honor Sandy Hook victims in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:36 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 23:36:46-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - On one of the lightest days of the year, people gathered to remember one of America's darkest--the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

"I hope that we do it for these 26 angels," said Tami Jones.

Six months have passed since the tragedy. Several people wore green to honor the Newtown victims. They wrote the children's names on makeshift candles, and read each one aloud.

The leader of 'Organizing for Action,' rallied her troops to get signatures to support gun background checks.

Armed with clipboards, they say they're not trying to take away anyone's arms, they just want Congress to do something to prevent further gun violence.

"And I feel almost like the country's getting numb to it instead of getting upset about it," Jones said.

Tami Jones knows the pain those Newtown families are feeling. She lost her son Isaiah four years ago when he was shot and killed.

"I can guarantee you for their parents, it seems like it's been a long lifetime because when you lose a child, you miss them every single day," Jones said. "You think about them every single day and your heart breaks all over again, every single day."

These people will never forget the victims or their families and they're making it their cause that you won't either.