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In Memory Of Those We Lost At Sandy Hook Elementary School

I live less than 30 minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary School and have several clients who live in or around Newtown. As so many people have, I’ve spent the greater part of the weekend trying to come to terms with what took place Friday morning. I’ve felt sadness and anger all at the same time. I’ve hugged my four year old and cried quietly while he hugged me back not knowing that I was desperate for his touch. I’ve watched the news unable to understand and, yet, incapable of looking away. And I’ve noticed the shooter’s name just about everywhere I looked.

I don’t want to see his name. I want to see the names of those we lost. I want to hear their stories and know who they were. I want to celebrate the good they did and the difference they made in their lives. But most of all, I don’t want to forget. And I hope you won’t either.

May they 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

Madeleine 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 Russeau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison N. Wyatt, 6

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