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Canton church to honor Buffalo and Uvalde victims with community vigil on Saturday, May 28

The vigil will take place at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Canton on Saturday, May 28, at 4 p.m.

CANTON, Ohio — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above previously aired on Thursday, May 26, on 3News when Shaker Heights students participated in a walk out.

A local church is doing its part to honor the innocent lives that were lost in the recent tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. 

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The Congregational United Church of Christ in Canton, Ohio, is inviting the community to take part in a vigil. 

The vigil will take place at 4 p.m. on the church's front lawn located at 1430 Easton Street N.E. 

During the vigil, community members will grieve the tragic mass shootings that have happened across the country. 

The church hopes to bring solidarity to the community and call for an end to gun violence across the country. 

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The church is working with representatives from Mom’s Demand and Everytown to speak at the event. More speakers are expected to be announced over the next 24 hours. 

Other churches in Northeast Ohio have shown their respect for the victims of the Uvalde shooting. 

In Macedonia, the United Methodist Church displayed 21 empty chairs representing the 19 children who died and the two teachers that were killed in the shooting.

RELATED: Macedonia church displays empty chairs for victims of Texas elementary school shooting

Northeast Ohio schools have also voiced their opinion on the recent events. Hundreds of Shaker Heights students participated in a walk out, demanding change in gun laws. 

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