Sarah E. Saxton was council leader when 32 students were killed in a massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007. On Sunday, she arranged a public ceremony in Washington, DC
– I know how the families feel, and it is good to know that so many cares about their pain. We let the Norwegian flag at the Washington Monument, and many people signed the banner that we bring to the Norwegian embassy in the morning, Saxton says to VG Nett.
A number of them have laid down flowers and greetings out of the Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco. Many Americans have also laid flowers and greetings outside the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC, USA. In London, a group of British waved flags outside of the Norwegian embassy. Many have laid flowers outside.
Over a thousand people have visited the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm to show sympathy and sorrow. In the Finnish capital, Helsinki candles and flowers were placed on the Norwegian embassy's steps.
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