Ludlow holds candlelight vigil to honor those dealing with addiction

A community came together to walk for change

Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub hold candles while attending a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The community came together Sunday night, to remember those who have lost their battle with addiction.

It was called the “Walk to Remember” More than 100 people gathered at the Baird Middle School in Ludlow. It was an emotional evening of remembrance and reflection for those who died from substance.

It was also a chance to give support to the family and friends, who are still struggling with addiction.

Nathan Metcalf of Ludlow said “Being sober and clean for this walk, does mean a lot to me. I just reflect on clean time and then you can reflect on why you don’t have to drink and drug anymore.”

Residents walked nearly a mile, from the Baird Middle School to the Ludlow police station, for the candle light vigil.

According to Tapestry Health, 1,658 people died from overdoses in Massachusetts in 2015.

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