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SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ) – A caravan of emergency vehicles aiming to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting made their way to the Mackinac Bridge Saturday.

The caravan traveled north on I-75 from the Ohio border to Sault Ste. Marie to honor the 20 children and 6 adults killed in Newtown, Connnecticut just before Christmas.

“We explain each of the victims names on the side of an emergency – on both sides,” said Stephen Major a former police officer and fire fighter.

Major tells WWJ’s Beth Fisher that doing a procession like this is a high honor.

“We’re supposed to have Coast Guard representatives & local police & fire representatives as well,” noted Major.”Then, we’re gonna be letting sky lanterns go in honor of the victims that will go out over Lake Superior.”

Money is being raised through entry fees and the sale of t-shirts and sweatshirts, with the proceeds going toward a memorial sculpture that will be presented to the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

A candlelight vigil was also planned at Lake Superior State University.

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