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.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was joined by NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday afternoon to call on Congress to pass gun control measures including universal background checks.
The widower of the school psychologist who was among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has dedicated himself to raising money for agencies that provide mental health services to young people.
The parents who spoke at a public hearing, along with hundreds of others, all agreed that a lot must change in the wake of the tragedy.
The funerals for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell, 6-year-old Olivia Engel, 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, school psychologist Mary Sherlach and behavioral therapist Rachel D’Avino were held Friday.