People gathered Monday night in Amsterdam to honor the 20 victims of the deadly Schoharie limousine crash.

Many of the victims were from that area.

Friends and family, along with complete strangers, held a vigil for at the pedestrian bridge.

Local clergy, elected leaders and school administrators spoke about how the city is coming together during this tragic time.

"This may be a small city, but we are a huge city with a huge heart and just like the sign says, we are ‘Amsterdam Strong.’ Right now it’s difficult to bear what we have to bear, but we will get through it. I want the families to know we will be with you,” said Dr. Nellie Bush, Amsterdam School District Board of Education president.

A second vigil is being held at Schoharie High School gym Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.