Newtown Holds Memorial Service For Sandy Hook Victims

Newtown, Connecticut residents are holding a memorial service tonight for the twenty-six victims of Friday’s school shooting.
Twenty children and six teachers were shot dead in the second worst school shooting in US history.

President Obama will speak at the prayer service.

Consider this an open thread.

The AP has more on the service tonight.

 

A mournful President Barack Obama said Sunday that the nation is failing to keep its children safe, pledging that change must come after an elementary-school massacre left 20 children dead.

“What choice do we have?” Obama said. “Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?”

In a vigil for the fallen, in a moment of grief that spread around the world, Obama conceded that none of his words would match the sorrow. But he declared to the community of Newtown: “You are not alone.”

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