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.
Singer Carole King performing at a vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and other victims of gun violence, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence at the National Cathedral in Washington. The one year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings is December 14.
Members of the Newtown community, including the parent of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attended the vigil at the National Cathedral. The service also included others around the country who've been impacted by gun violence.