Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Nearly 200 Bedford residents — parents, grandparents, teens, children, and pets — made their way to the basketball court across from Bedford High School after Congressman Seth Moulton’s Town Hall Meeting at BHS on Monday evening.
Congressman Moulton opened the community vigil, speaking out against the recent demonstrations and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In conclusion, Moulton thanked the crowd for “standing in solidarity for what it truly means to be an American. Let’s be sure we go home and carry on this work.”
Other speakers included the vigil’s primary organizer, Bedford resident Rabbi Susan Abramson of Temple Shalom Emeth; Jon Sills, Superintendent of the Bedford Schools; Senior Minister Rev. John Gibbons and Parish Minister Megan Lynes of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Bedford; Rev. Christopher Wendell, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bedford; Rev. Alexx Wood, Director of Pastoral Services at Carleton-Willard Village; Kashif Ahmed, representing the area’s Muslim community; Claudia Fox Tree, representing indigenous peoples, and interfaith chaplain Sharon Dickinson. Music was provided by cantorial soloist David Smerling.
More images from the vigil