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The colors of this flag represent the following:
YELLOW – unquenched longing
RED – pain, suffering, bloodshed
BLACK – death, mourning, sorrow
WHITE SUN RISING – hope, compassion, help, recovery
This flag is to mourn and memorialize the victims of the Newtown Massacre of December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The flag also represents condolences and compassion for the families, friends and community of the victims. Knowing this event will never leave their memories, this flag may help to keep the memory alive among others throughout the nation, so that we do not forget the reasons why we need to make some changes for the good of our society. We must stop forgetting.
Twenty first-grade children, aged six and seven, plus seven adult educators (including the killer’s mother) were murdered by a lone gunman who then killed himself.
For a video memorial with names, ages and pictures (25 pictures), see the PBS NewsHour Report: “Honoring the Sandy Hook Shooting Victims.” That web page includes a text list of names and ages (also shown below). This link http://video.pbs.org/video/2317304050 is for the same video without the text article.
See below for ideas on how you can help the victims’ families and the Newtown community.
Names and ages of those murdered:
Charlotte Bacon, 6 years old
Daniel Barden, 7 years old
Olivia Engel, 6 years old
Josephine Gay, 7 years old
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 years old
Dylan Hockley, 6 years old
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 years old
Catherine Hubbard, 6 years old
Chase Kowalski, 7 years old
Jesse Lewis, 6 years old
James Mattioli, 6 years old
Grace McDonnell, 7 years old
Emilie Parker, 6 years old
Jack Pinto, 6 years old
Noah Pozner, 6 years old
Caroline Previdi, 6 years old
Jessica Rekos, 6 years old
Avielle Richman, 6 years old
Benjamin Wheeler, 6 years old
Allison Wyatt, 6 years old
Rachel Marie D’Avino, 29 years old
Dawn Hochsprung, 47 years old
Nancy Lanza, 52 years old
Anne Marie Murphy, 52 years old
Lauren Rousseau, 30 years old
Mary Sherlach, 56 years old
Vicki Leigh Soto, 27 years old
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Help people to stop forgetting why we need changes made NOW. Raise awareness and keep that awareness alive. Distribute this flag via social networking, blogs, email, etc.
Also see the USA Today article about ways you can help the people in Newtown, CT.
- Flag for murdered children (thebalsamean.wordpress.com)
- Peter Lanza Statement: Father Of Adam Lanza Says, ‘We Too Are Asking Why’(huffingtonpost.com)
- Darien honors victims of Newtown school shooting, flags ordered at half staff(darientimes.com)
- Tearful President Obama On Newtown School Massacre: Our Hearts Are Broken(newyork.cbslocal.com)
- More Newtown Victims’ Stories Emerge (huffingtonpost.com)
- Video: Conn. massacre: The death of innocence (cbsnews.com)
- David Axelrod on the Newtown Massacre (reason.com)
- The Newtown Massacre and Bad Press (pochp.wordpress.com)
- Newtown school massacre victims identified [WATCH TEACHER](andrewazzopardi.org)