Organizing for Action Franklin County/Roanoke City has built a temporary monument to remember the six month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"The monument remembers those killed in that incident and also the 1,405 Virginians injured due to gun violence each year" said Eddie Seay with Organizing for Action.
The monument is built using 1,405 flags.
There was a special ceremony on Saturday in Roanoke off Hershberger Road.
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.
The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.