Bells rang at 9:30 on Saturday morning at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and other churches and institutions, in memory of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago.
In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some in that community have been working to turn that tragedy into a moment of transition. The group Sandy Hook Promise is both a support group for families and an advocate for ending gun violence.
Scarlett Lewis describes the last year of her life as a journey. Since her son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting last December, Lewis and her other son have been trying to find ways to deal with their grief. They’ve found one of the most important things they could do is forgive.
With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed. Officials describe a quite day of reflection.
Family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims thanked the world today for an outpouring of kindness since the shooting in the Connecticut school nearly a year ago. The families say they want the victims to be remembered.
The families have launched a website with remembrances of their loved ones.
The full text of the prepared statement, which was read by JoAnn Bacon and Krista Rekos, is below: