Westwood Turning Off Holiday Lights in Unity With Newtown
The borough is asking residents to turn off holiday displays Wednesday.
Westwood officials are asking residents to leave their holiday lights and displays turned off for one day to show unity with the residents of Newtown, Conn.
The borough will keep its own lights off Wednesday, and is asking residents to do the same "to show the residents of Newtown, Connecticut that they are not alone in the darkness," according to a resolution passed by the Westwood Council Tuesday.
A 20-year-old man shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, at a school in Newtown, Conn. last week. He also killed his mother and himself.
Westwood officials wrote that "residents are urged to join in this symbolic display of sympathy by keeping all holiday decorations off tonight," in a message Wednesday morning.