WATCH: President Biden speaks at vigil for victims of gun violence

WATCH: President Biden speaks at annual vigil for victims of gun violence
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:06 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:52 PM MST
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WASHINGTON, DC. (KKTV) - On Wednesday, President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence event at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

The annual event is now in its 10th year since starting back in 2012 after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were killed.

Event organizers say this was the first time a U.S. president spoke at the yearly vigil that honors the victims of gun violence nationwide.

Most recently, Colorado Springs has been mourning the victims of the Club Q mass shooting that happened on November 19, 2022. Five people were killed and countless others injured when a gunman opened fire at the popular LGBTQ+ bar located on N. Academy.