Tears were shed as the community remembered the lives lost way too soon.
Organizers started the candlelight vigil reading out each victim's name on Wednesday, and having a moment of silence for each person.
A poem was also read by one of the organizers, then people had a chance to share their thoughts; all expressing sadness for the horrific acts and hope for the safety of our own kids.
Some participants said this tragedy hits really close to home.
"I love my Mom, and I know that if I died my Mom would be really sad, so I feel bad for the kids and the parents that had to go through all this," said Eric Jarrin.
6 educators and 20 children were shot to death Friday in Newtown, in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.
Sandy Hook elementary students are expected to go back to school in January at a vacant middle school about six miles from the old school.
Students will remain there at least through the academic year with a retired Sandy Hook principal, leading the new school.