Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Brussels Attack

Video posted April 4, 2016 in News by Alex Passaretti and Janae Tobia


Penn State Senior, Hope Schmid, knows all too well how a terrorist attack can affect someone. After her family and friends in Brussels were shaken up by the recent terror attacks, Schmid helped organize a candlelight vigil to honor those who lost their lives.

“It was mostly to unite all people,” Schmid said.

Instead of focusing on solely the Brussels attack, Schmid and other speakers wanted to bring the focus on terrorism as a whole. Several speakers, including Schmid, mentioned the numerous amounts of terror attacks that have happened across the globe in recent memory.

Some of the vigil goers stayed around after the demonstration was over. They received hugs from Schmid, who said to each one, “I hope you’ve been able to find some peace.


Video Reporting by Alex Passaretti, edited by Janae Tobia