Fort Hood victims' kin holding private memorials

November 5, 2011 - 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of the 13 people killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage are finding comfort in each other.

On the two-year anniversary of the killings on the Texas Army post, victims' relatives tell The Associated Press that staying connected with other affected families helps the grieving process.

On Saturday, some victims' relatives planned to place wreaths on the fence that now surrounds the boarded-up building where the shootings occurred on Nov. 5, 2009. Earlier in the week, two of the families visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington to pay respects to two soldiers killed that day — although they'd never met.

The trial of the Army psychiatrist charged, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is set for March. If convicted, he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.