Military families, veterans and other citizens of the community held signs, candles, flowers and photos as they gathered in front of the old Capitol.
There were mixed emotions on whether U.S. military presence in Iraq should continue.
"I'm here to help stop the deaths in Iraq. We've had 2,000 deaths now, and that's 2,000 too many."
“I, for one, believe in what we're doing over there. I think it's an important mission. It's in the best traditions of our nation to bring democracy to the people that don't have it."
Dozens came out to participate in the vigil in Tallahassee, a scene that's going on in any cities all over the country.