Monday, February 19, 2018

Florida PTA Hosting Statewide Candlelight Vigils February 19



February 19, 2018
Contact Information:
Cindy Gerhardt, President
FAX 407-240-9577
On Monday, February 19th, Florida PTA will be hosting statewide candlelight vigils to remember the 17 lives taken on Valentine's Day last week.  At least 15 counties will hold over 20 vigils at schools, community centers, places of worship and public parks.  This will be a time where communities can come together to mourn, to grieve, and to honor those whose lights were extinguished far too early.

We invite all who have been touched by this tragedy to attend a vigil nearby.  The information on locations of vigils throughout the state can be found by visiting the website:

We will be using the hashtag #NoMore to symbolize our hope that no more innocent lives will be lost due to gun violence.

Those in an area where no vigil is planned are encouraged to express their condolences by changing their social media profile to a candle to symbolize solidarity.   
Florida PTA comprises hundreds of thousands of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to improving the lives of children/youth in our state. PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in the state of Florida, as well as the nation. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children. More information is available by contacting Florida PTA (407/855-7604 or

For more information visit our website and/or our Facebook page for programs available in your community. 

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