San Diegans to honor Newtown victims

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Candlelight vigil SAN DIEGO – Christmas trees representing the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre will be set up in Kearny Mesa Thursday, and San Diegans will be invited to decorate them and attend a lighting ceremony.

The 20 miniature and six full-sized trees represent the children and adults killed last Friday.

San Diegans can decorate the trees throughout the day and leave notes or letters, according to organizers of the event. The messages and mementos will be mailed to Newtown.

A lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The trees will be set up on the front lawn of the San Diego Association of Realtors building, 4845 Ronson Court, in Kearny Mesa.

Sponsoring organizations include the SDAR, the San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Police Officers Association, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, South Bay Family YMCA, Point Loma Nazarene University and STAR/PAL.

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