Local Day of Mourning set

A local event will be held in observation of the Day of Mourning, a response to the state of New York recently voting to expand abortion access.

The Day of Mourning is being held in cities nationwide and locally from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Participants are asked to use the side entrance.

It will feature local speakers and prayer from noon to

1 p.m. The event in Albany, N.Y., will be seen through live streaming from 1 to 4 p.m.