National City will hold a candlelight vigil, Friday, September 14 at 6:30 pm, symbolizing the community's coming together during this time of national crisis. It will also serve as a time to channel feelings of anger and frustration into a more positive direction
Participants will assemble at five different locations: National City Food Bank, 910 National City Blvd.; Casa de Salud, 1408 Harding Street; Kimball Elementary, 304 W. 18th St.; Central Elementary, 933 E Street; John Otis Elementary, 621 18th Street, with the processions eventual ending up at Kimball Park.
At 7:30 p.m. Mayor George Waters and Vice Mayor Mitch Beauchamp in meditational thought. The American Legion Post #434 Color Guard will present the American flag, followed by a few moments of silence in remembrance of the many victims and their families as well as those survivors rescued or awaiting rescue.
1,000 candles for the event have been donated by David Slack and Jim Currie of the KAOF candle factory of National City. Other participants include the Sweetwater High School Marine Corps Jr. ROTC Color Guard under the command of Colonel Bob Jackson, USMC, Ret.