Last night at UCF’s Reflection Pond, a candle light vigil was held for the people of Haiti, as it has been devastated by Wednesday’s 7.0 earthquake. However, this was not a vigil of sadness, but of hope and prayer.

Several students spoke on how the earthquake affected their lives, either directly with family living in Haiti or out of a pure sense of humanity. Along with speakers and prayer, songs were sung, including a moving traditional Haitian Song.

The evening’s event ended with a crowd of around 200 people surrounding the reflecting pond with lit candles in their hands, as the words to the Haitian National Anthem were sung by those who knew its words.