ORONO – As officials overseas continue investigating the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, people in Maine are remembering the lives lost.
A candlelight vigil was held at the University of Maine Thursday, giving students and community members a chance to come together and support one another during this difficult time.
People from different states, countries and backgrounds attended.
“Whether you’re Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, whether you’re gay, straight, wherever your identity or culture lies, here, we’ve got to push back the dark and we’ve got to extend the lifeline of love,” said Robert Dana, the vice president of student affairs at UMaine.
The Office of International Programs and UMaine’s Sri Lankan community helped organize the event.