Six Years Ago Today; Remembering Sandy Hook

Today is the sixth year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, which happened on December 14, 2012.  At the time, I was asking people to send condolence cards to the family.  While I’m pretty sure that P.O. Box doesn’t currently exist, I wanted us take a moment to remember the 20 first-graders and 6 adults that we lost.   On Twitter, I follow Nelba Marquez-Greene, who lost her daughter Ana Grace.  She’s someone I highly recommend following.

If you’re interested in reading my post from 2012 encouraging readers to send cards, you can click here.

These are the names of the children and adults whose lives were taken at Sandyhook:

  1. Olivia Engel, 6-years old
  2. Rachel D’Avino, 29
  3. Daniel Barden, 7
  4. Josephine “Joey” Gray, 7
  5. Dawn Hochsprung, 47
  6. Madeleine Hsu, 6
  7. James Mattoli, 6
  8. AnneMarie Murphy, 52
  9. Jessica Rekos, 6
  10. Avielle Richman, 6
  11. Lauren Rosseau, 30
  12. Mary Sherlach, 56
  13. Victoria Soto, 27
  14. Allison Wyatt, 6
  15. Dylan Hockley, 6
  16. Jack Pinto, 6
  17. Noah Ponzer, 6
  18. Chase Kowalski, 7
  19. Ana Marquz-Greene, 6
  20. Catherine Hubbard, 6
  21. Benjamin Wheeler, 6
  22. Emilie Parker, 6
  23. Charlotte Bacon, 6
  24. Jesse Lewis, 6
  25. Grace McDonnell, 7
  26. Caroline Previdi, 6

You can read profiles of each person we lost here.



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