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Hugh Fox
March 26, 2018

During the interfaith service, church leaders from all over the nation took to the podium to pray for those attending and to echo the call from the organizers of the march for an end to gun violence. "I'm just impressed. I'm impressed with how articulate they are". Once lit, those candles illuminated the front steps of the National Cathedral during a moment of silence for the victims of gun violence. Ellen Utrecht/MikeTeevee and Kyle Hausman-Stokes, a director and US Army combat veteran, created a PSA featuring the voices of 16 military veterans speaking out about gun reform, specifically, the AR-15-and explaining that while such a weapon is appropriate for combat situations, it should not be in the hands of the civilian public.

Hollywood stars Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi and Olivia Wilde will address crowds as an anticipated one million people across the United States protest against gun violence in the student-led March For Our Lives.

The Boston event was one of several held across the country on Saturday. But when she heard about today's event, she felt compelled to participate, she said.

"Because a lot of people in power are not addressing the issue and they're choosing to ignore it so, we as youth, need to stand up and people need to know that this is what we believe in and this is what we stand for".

The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and start at the Sprint Pavilion by the Downtown Mall.

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Survivors of the shooting have launched a vocal campaign for the US government to pass gun-safety legislation.

The four Memorial students acknowledged not all their classmates agree with their gun-control stance.

"We have safety, we have police", Reese said. "But no one wants kids to die".

Marchers plan to make their way from Jack Poole Plaza past the US Consulate.

Kilmurray said she and others of her generation are exhausted of one deadly school shooting after another without any action to prevent more.

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But sibling marches will be held across the States and the world, including in Los Angeles where stars and survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, will speak in support of the mass movement.

"I was born in 1999, so I was born when Columbine happened", Reese said.

Rallying outside the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, 17-year-old Leeza Richter said: "Our government will do more to stop us from walking out than it will to stop a gunman from walking in".

"We have to stand up for ourselves and nobody else is going to do it anymore", Beg tells NEWS 1130. "Even if they don't want a bracelet, maybe they want to come here and sign the petition".

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