PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- There was singing and there was praying on the courthouse square in Pontotoc Saturday afternoon.
It was a powerful way to remember what happened in Newtown, Conn., almost ten days ago now.
It was a small gathering here in Pontotoc, but they all lifted up their voices in prayer and song in memory of those who were lost in Connecticut.
Sister Eva Silas of Pontotoc helped organize the gathering.
"Really, we need to show more love. Those young kids who died out there in Connecticut -- if we don't get together and show more love, then their dying would definitely be in vain," said Silas.
Pastor David Hamilton of West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc said he was more than happy to take part.
"On Monday, Ms. Eva called and said the Lord had put on her heart to call together a community prayer meeting. She said God had just told her that we need to do this and asked me if I would be a part of it," Hamilton said. "And certainly I was glad to do that."
And there were others like Ella Givhan who wanted to take part as well to remember.
"It was a horrible situation and we just hope and pray that it doesn't happen again, especially here in Pontotoc," Givhan said.
The organizers said by coming together in such a way, it gives hope for the future and comfort in dealing with a tragedy that, had it not happened, would be almost unthinkable.