Convoy in Michigan to honor Connecticut school shooting victims

Procession to pass through multiple cities

Published On: Jan 05 2013 04:42:48 AM EST
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -

A ceremony in Sault Ste. Marie will conclude a procession of 27 emergency vehicles across parts of Michigan to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.
 
   The program will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Lake Superior State University.
 
   A campus interfaith lay pastor will speak. Afterward, 26 luminary lanterns will be released from a campus parking lot. They will represent the 20 pupils and six adults killed in the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
 
   The procession starts at the Michigan welcome center near the Ohio line and heading north on Interstate 75. Each vehicle bears the name of one of the shooting victims.

The route is expected to take the procession through cities including Detroit, Flint, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Troy, Pontiac, Flint, Lansing, Saginaw, Bay City, Gaylord, Petoskey, Mackinac City and St. Ignace.

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