The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose the slain educators to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.
The foundation handling the largest charitable fund set up following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre said Tuesday that it will begin distributing $4 million of that money right away, responding to criticism that it was moving too slowly.
The families of teachers and administrators murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the White House on Friday to meet President Barack Obama and accept medals on behalf of their loved ones.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy toured the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday, hours before parents and surviving students from last month’s school massacre got an advance peak that their new home.
For the third day this week, funerals and wakes are being held for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
A large American flag hung near the doorway of the funeral home and luminaries spelling out the word ‘hope’ were set up on the lawn.
The darkness and rain Tuesday night could not keep hundreds from the Naugatuck Town Green, where they huddled with candles to praise the life of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung.
Lawmakers said meaningful action in the wake of last week’s elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.
The principal gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was being remembered Saturday for the safety policies she helped develop before the horrific shooting rampage.