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Christmas In Connecticut: Tragedy In Our Backyard (Photos and video)

Going home for the holidays this year meant facing the reality of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and that it happened in my sleepy, sweet, and small community. These photos are to demonstrate the outpouring of love the world over, as well as to commemorate the memorial which, as of today, December 26th, will be removed. Through rain, cold and eventually, snow – tents were eventually erected to protect the densely packed flowers, stuffed animals and trees – mourners, family, friends, and supporters flocked in droves to contribute a small piece of support to those affected and pay their respects to the innocent souls taken.

Life here will never be the same, at least it doesn’t seem possible right now, but after the hundreds of reporters and satellite dishes have gone, now that the state flags have been returned to full staff, the memory of those lost will continue, off-camera. Every one of those lives were important; they mattered. I hope with time comes the necessary healing that the families and community need to stay strong.

Please find a final video of the memorial taken on a very snowy Christmas Eve at the bottom of this post, and please note that if you would like to use any of these photos, they are subject to copyright. However I am happy to provide written permission if you contact kikicares at gmail dot com.

Thank you.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, CT

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Sunday, December 23rd, Sandy Hook, CT

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Monday, December 24th, 2012, Sandy Hook

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REST IN PEACE

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana M Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeline F. Hsu, 6

Catherine V. Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison N Wyatt, 6

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