(KCEN) -- Now to our continuing coverage of the Newtown Connecticut tragedy.
The healing process continues in the close knit community.
It was two weeks ago that a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and 6 staff members in one of the deadliest attacks in history.
Residents and religious leaders came together for an interfaith vigil to remember those 26 souls who lost their lives.
It's been two weeks since the terrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This memorial in the center of town has grown so much there's a path carved right in the middle of it. And people here in town are remembering those victims the best way they know how."
Messages of hope and love for Sandy Hook from all corners of the country.
Sandy and her husband Wayne came all the way from Illinois to visit their grand kids this Christmas and couldn't leave without paying their respects to the victims and Newtown.
"We're headed back to Illinois but we wanted to stop here and see all this, we've watched it on the news from Illinois ever since it happened and we've been so upset about it," Sandy says.
Upset because they're both retired teachers and have grandchildren the same age as some of the youngest victims.
"A person cares a lot for the children they are teaching that particular year and then to see this happen and watch what's happened nationally, it's just devastating," says Wayne.
Clergy and neighbors from across Newtown gathered in the cold and snow for an interfaith vigil.
The soccer field at the former Fairfield Hills Hospital campus became a place for prayer.
Catholics, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims all focusing on healing and putting lives back together.
The service closed with a moment of silence at 9:30 A.M., the same time the shooting took place two weeks ago.
Organizers say families of the victims were invited to the vigil.