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Remembering the Victims of Sandy Hook

It's been one year since 26 lives were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and over these past 12 months, in the wake of the tragedy, there's been a huge outpouring of support for and within the Newtown community. People from near and far have come together to mourn, honor, pray and also make a difference.

From the Sandy Ground Project which strives to build 26 playgrounds, one to honor each victim, to the 26 people who biked from Newtown to Washington, D.C. for a rally in support of gun control legislation, we look at some spectacular stories of how those lost are being remembered.



Today, the president takes time to remember Newtown as well. He released this message to commemorate the anniversary:



How you can get involved:

My Sandy Hook Family

26 Acts of Kindness

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

Newtown Kindness

Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship

UConn Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund

Snowflakes Fall

The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play

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Lisa December 14 2013 at 5:50 PM

All these people saying we should leave them alone - if you don't want to grieve for them, with them, then don't read. Most of the parents have gone on and done something in memory of their child - do not negate their loss, their children's live, or their current accomplishments with your negativity. Yes it was a horrible tragedy but I like being reminded of how lucky I am and am grateful to them for sharing with me. I never want to forget those faces - just as I don't choose to forget the Columbine faces.

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tommyc1962 December 14 2013 at 12:24 PM

May they Rest in Peace and God Bless the Families.

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jriddlem December 14 2013 at 12:28 PM

My heart and prayers go out to all those who lost a love one on this day. May you find peace, love and joy this holiday season and have a Happy New Year. I pray that your grief lessens as the years go by.

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mgwhaley December 14 2013 at 10:52 AM

I agree, more gun laws. We need to get those crazy, sick, twisted guns off the street. I heard, in Chicago last week, two crazy guns chased a poor drug dealer, and killed him . Those sick, twisted cold pieces of metal, are always steeling cars just to do a drive by. More gun control!

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tsafa mgwhaley December 14 2013 at 11:08 AM

Yeah..... if only those Guns did not have a mind of their own.....

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Big Al December 14 2013 at 10:52 AM

when i was in school there were police men on the beat.All over new york and the cop that worked the 164st & grand central at thomas edison hight was at the enterance to the school and mr higgens keeped the school under control .".THAT WAS IN 1960 WHAT HAPPENED"

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Eleanore December 14 2013 at 10:45 AM

Bless all these families and pray for peace.

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THE DEVERONICAS December 14 2013 at 10:45 AM

A TRUE TRAGEDY. WKEN KIDS ARE MURDERED BY A PERSON WITH A GUN OR BY A DRUNK DRIVER ITS A TRUE TRAGEDY. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL PEOPLE THAT HAVE GONE THREW ANY OF THESE THINGS. I WORK AT A SCHOOL AND I COULDNT IMAGINE THE FEAR OF THAT SENSELESS DAY. GOD BLESS

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lrafdal December 14 2013 at 12:31 PM

God bless and comfort the people of Sandy Hook on this tragic anniversary.

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sweetie715 December 14 2013 at 5:06 PM

God bless the families. Nothing can ease their pain but perhaps knowing people are remembering them and this terrible tragedy might help. They are not and will not be forgotten; tragedy leads to change. Children must be protected regardless of the politics of gun control.

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cherokee sweetie715 December 14 2013 at 5:33 PM

The points of gun control have been lost a long time ago. If there had been some armed teachers in that school then this boy would have been stopped before he could have killed so many people. Things are changing in that direction as time goes by.

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David December 14 2013 at 4:56 PM

leave these people alone they what today is. you make so much hype about it they will never be able to live a life. put your self in their shoe would you want newsman asking how you feel?

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nawseeya David December 14 2013 at 5:04 PM

they like the hype

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