It was a night of raw emotion for a couple hundred people who packed the Lutheran Church of God in Newtown, Bucks County to grieve the mass murder and suicide of 28 people in Newtown, Connecticut.
Residents included the name of the shooter 20-year-old Adam Lanza in the candlelight vigil.
"I felt really affected. I have 4 kids," said Lynn Adams.
Lynn adams of Newtown was among many who shed tears and held her daughter tightly as she reflected on the tragedy.
"I couldn't imagine my child standing there and this happening to them," she said.
Multiple faiths came together to support and grieve along with the entire country with songs and prayers.
"I think we're going to be a stronger country now," said one resident.
"I brought my kids," said Randi Newcowitz. "I wanted them to see that we all come together as a country when bad things happen. They're pretty shaken right now."
Newtown, Pennsylvania and Newtown, Connecticut are more than 100 miles apart, but in addition to sharing the same name, the towns share a similar idyllic landscape. The local residents share their sorrow in the wake of tragedy.
"In a horrible situation, it was beautiful tonight how it doesn't matter if you're Jewish, Christian, Lutheran we are all here for the same purpose," said Newcowitz.
"Life is short, cherish every moment you have," said Adams.