A new effort was launched Saturday to remember one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.
The playgrounds are the fourth and fifth being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play, an effort spearheaded by the Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey. Most are planned for communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, linking the two tragedies that have a name in common.
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.
Adam Lanza, it seems, viewed Sandy Hook Elementary School as a video game, and that the children were easy points. His meticulous research of previous mass killings was laid out on a seven-foot long spreadsheet.
In the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Etsy blasted Facebook for allowing pages that violated its own rules.
The Town Council in Stratford, Conn., voted Monday to name a school after a teacher who was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and hailed as a hero.
Stratford Mayor John Harkins said he had met with Victoria Soto’s family and discussed how the town could honor her memory.
More than 3,000 petitioners are asking Stratford to rename a street to honor a teacher who was among six educators and 20 children who were fatally shot in a Newtown grade school rampage.
Derek Jeter Calls Grieving Mother Of Victoria Soto; MLB Observes Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook Victims
“Vicki loved the Yankees — that was part of her eulogy,” Soto’s cousin told the New York Daily News. “No one in the family reached out, so (Jeter) must have heard about it and … reached out.”
The 27-year-old has been hailed a hero for trying to shield her students from the gunfire when shooter Adam Lanza burst into her classroom Friday morning.
Police said the 27-year-old tried to distract gunman Adam Lanza. But when half of her class tried to run, that’s when police said Lanza opened fire.
Hundreds of people stood on the front lawn of Stratford’s town hall to remember Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Vicki Soto.
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