Today marks the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and our hearts remain heavy with grief for everyone touched by the tragedy.
CEA President Sheila Cohen said, “We each remember the lives lost in our own individual way. The families of those lost are very much in our thoughts.”
Communities around the state are marking the anniversary today and this weekend with a variety of remembrances. These include the debut of Victoria Soto’s memorial playground at Stratford’s Penders Field and the kickoff event for Ben’s Lighthouse, a foundation working toward helping and healing Newtown’s children.
The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association is inviting residents and visitors of all ages to A Community-Wide Gathering For Healing and Hope-Building at 7:30 tonight, and houses of worship around Newtown have a variety of services and remembrances planned.
This morning in Newtown family members, elected officials, faith leaders, and other community members will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action. After a moment of silence at 9:30, they will come together to read the names of victims of gun violence and urge their representatives in Congress to support legislation that would require comprehensive background checks.