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A candle for each of the children

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - As the nation paused Friday in a moment of silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, Jill Hayes knelt down at the Columbia River shore and lit a candle for each of the victims.

The West Richland mother of two says she wanted to show as a country we remember the children of Sandy Hook elementary.

"As a community, as a citizen, we need to come together, reflect and help each other get through this tragedy."

Hayes says she hopes legislators look into what we need to do to stop further violent tragedies.