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In Loving Memory - Sandy Hook Elementary School by Al-LZQ In Loving Memory - Sandy Hook Elementary School by Al-LZQ
Words are no longer sufficient to describe the extent of the atrocity of what happened in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut on the 14th of December, 2012. I can hear in my head the laughter of children, children aged 6 - 7 years old. And then there is screaming and crying. I can see in my head, the children being shot. I can see in my head, the brave school staff giving up their lives to protect the children. In the end, 20 innocent children and 6 brave adults died. Children less than 10 years old, who had a whole journey of life in front of them; birthdays, Christmas, presents, hugs and kisses from their parents, getting tucked into bed, growing up, getting a job, having kids of their own, and growing old. All of that is now gone. The actions of the 6 heroic teaching staff will never be forgotten, they placed their lives in direct danger to protect their students, which resulted in their deaths.

As I was designing the little memorial, and writing this, I was all the while disheartened, and at times, on the verge of tears. Look at their smiling and bright faces, full of life and happiness, but now no longer smiling, no longer with life... We can only pray for the fallen now, and for their grieving families. I do not know any of these people, but I weep with them. The angels and saints in Heaven, Our Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Mother Mary, all weep for the fallen.

I can only offer my very sincere prayers, and this little memorial. I pray that the Lord will offer consolation to the grieving families and friends. I pray that the 20 children and the 6 adults are now in Heaven with Our Lord. I can hear in my head the laughter of the children again, and see the smiles of the school staff, with Our Lord Jesus Christ smiling at them, and holding them close.

Even though I do not know any of them, I still grieve for them along with their families and friends whom they have unintentionally left behind, especially the children. No one deserves this. My sadness and emotions may fade away to nothingness over time, but my prayers and their intentions will never die. If the day comes when I no longer feel sad, it isn't because I have changed my reaction to what happened, but it's because I'm only human, and sadly, there are more things to grieve about in the future. I will never forget them, however. God bless them all and God grant consolation and peace to their grieving families and friends.

Requiescant in pace, sweet little ones, and the big ones too. Enjoy your eternity with Our Lord Jesus, and know that your loved ones will be looked after. We will never forget you.

DECEASED CHILDREN:

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 6
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

DECEASED ADULTS:

Rachel D'Avino, 29, teacher's aide
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, teacher's aide
Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
Victoria Leigh Soto, 27, teacher

OTHER DECEASED:

Nancy Lanza, 52, gunman's mother (first victim)
Adam Lanza, 20, gunman (suicide)
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SangyashaTuruko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna know so badly what went on through that sicko's head! I remember, I was at my friend's house. We were just having fun and all that and her parents turned on the news when they came home which was something they always did and I saw that and just wanted to go home and cry. That was so awful. It was all I had to hear about for the whole day and the next few weeks. I can't believe that someone could do that to such innocent kids!
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xXSkyGemXx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I remember coming home that day. My mom ran to me and my brother and said "I WAS SO WORRIED! I COULDNT WAIT FOR YOU TO COME HOME!" And she hugged us like mad. Once I looked on the TV, headline was "Shooting At Sandy Hook elementary." This made me scared for my school is not far from this one. We called my moms friend because her children actually WENT to Sandy Hook Elementary school. This day was so depressing. 12 Guns in Adams room, 152 bullets shot in 5 minuets! 27 incent treasures killed under 10 minuets. God Bless Sandy Hook. <3
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is beyond shocking and unbelievable... may those who have died rest in eternal peace
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wolves09492 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is sad that a person had no heart and killed 20 little kids and others God bless sandy hook and all lives lost and saved
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes...but we can't say for sure that he has no heart, it is highly possible that he was mentally unstable. I'm not trying to justify what he did, because what he did was horrible and evil beyond words, but I think all things should be taken into consideration. God bless those who lost their lives on that day, may they be granted eternal rest and peace...
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wolves09492 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true. he might not a bad person he probly only siad it because his mom or ddad thinks it.Most kid say thing couse there parents say it and he is young he is only in 4 grade we all went to the gym and some sat crying and my and my friends did not now what was happing we went i lock down then the cops came to are school and blocked the doors it was scary.and we dont live even close to where sady hook is we live in a diff state we are in NE
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you're alright, no one deserves to have such a thing happen to them, ever.
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wolves09492 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im gald to hear you ok to i know
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