~ Special to The Bedford Citizen
More than two dozen people gathered for Friday evening’s candlelight vigil organized by Side with Black Lives Bedford in solidarity with those impacted by the Buffalo shooting.
Residents of all ages, some of whom were from Buffalo or otherwise had strong connections to the Buffalo area, gathered along the Great Road with signs and candles, then formed a circle in front of First Parish.
Organizers led the group in saying the names of the 11 Black people who were shot, and read New Day’s Lyric, a 2021 poem by Amanda Gorman. Read Gorman’s poem on Poetry.com.
The group stood in silence as the First Parish bell tolled once for each of the 11 victims.