To mark the one-year anniversary tomorrow of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, relatives of the young victims said they would light a candle today, Friday, and urged people to honor the victims by finding ways to give back to their own communities.
Newtown officials asked for privacy as they joined the victims’ families in calling for people to mark the event by performing acts of kindness or volunteering with charities, reports The Christian Science Monitor.
“In this way, we hope that some small measure of good may be returned to the world,” JoAnn Bacon told the news organization.
Ms. Bacon’s 6-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was among the 20 students and six educators shot to death in the school on Dec. 14, 2012. She was reading from a statement released by the families of all 26 victims.
Please join us at Catholic Charities in honoring the victims and their families.
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