Thursday’s candlelight memorial was sponsored by a Baker-based organization, People Organized for Nonviolent Youth.

The memorial was predominately religious.

Baker City Attorney Ken Fabre gave some brief statements and read Bible passages.

Local pastors asked the crowd to hold hands and bow their heads in prayer.

White candles were lit while crowd members battled the wind in a struggle to keep the flames from blowing out.

Baker resident Mecho Albritton sang “Precious Lord” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” as the crowd swayed in the dusk.