More Than 1,000 People Attend Candlelight Vigil For Tim Russert

1:17 PM, Jun 24, 2008   |    comments
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More than 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil for Tim Russert Sunday night at the park named in his honor on the West Seneca-South Buffalo border. Although there were a few elected officials who spoke at the ceremony, for the most part, this was for and about the working class people who Tim Russert grew up with, and who he never lost touch with despite his fame and fortune. At a makeshift memorial near the entrance to the park, people left momentoes marking the touchstones of Russert's life: his faith, the city he loved, and of course his beloved Buffalo Bills. Some who came to the vigil knew Russert and his family, others though had no connection at all, they just wanted to pay their respects to the man who never stopped defending us, never stopped cheering for us. To watch Scott Brown's report, click on the link above. Tim Russert, the moderator of "Meet The Press" and South Buffalo native died Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C.

Russert was 58 years old.

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