Obama to Speak at Prayer Vigil in Connecticut
President Obama landed in Connecticut on Sunday for the saddest of presidential duties: comforting the survivors of a senseless shooting.
Obama is scheduled to address an evening interfaith prayer vigil for the 20 children and six adults who lost their lives Friday in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The prayer vigil is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET.; the president’s remarks are expected to start at around 8:15 p.m., and last about 12 minutes.
The president also will hold private meetings with the families who lost loved ones, as well as police and other first responders to the tragedy.