Thousands brave rain for candlelight vigil - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

Thousands brave rain for candlelight vigil

Thousands stood in the rain waiting for the candlelight vigil to begin to honor  the king.

"I got here at 10 o'clock last night," Bill Rowe from Dayton, Ohio said.

Rowe said he has not eaten or slept but it's worth it. He has been to every candle light vigil. All 31 of them.

"We want to show the world we still care for the guy and there is not other fan base for any other entertainer like we do for our guy Elvis Presley," Rowe said.

They come from all over the world.

Pat Hughes came from Australia. This is her first visit to Graceland, first candlelight vigil.

"We've wanted to come our whole lives. The kids are grown up now and we're just so sad we didn't come when he was alive," Hughes said.

"Oh my God, it was awesome. In my wildest dreams I would never believe Memphis would be like this. Graceland..and everything. It is just fantastic," Hughes said.

When the time came, everyone lit their candles and held them high in tribute to Elvis.

Haley Tingle from England was also at her first vigil. She was surprised so many people showed up.

"It's just a nice feeling. Everyone makes and effort for him and still remembers it so many years on," Tingle said.

Canadian Justin Canaugh found a special shirt for the occasion. It is also his first vigil.

"It's very beautiful I think we should all remember him. It's a beautiful service we all did for him," Canaugh said.

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