As the morning chill of December crept across the Newtown, Conn. landscape 26 families had their lives and their town torn apart by gun fire targeted at innocent elementary school children and staff. The Anniversary of that horrific day when Adam Lanza stalked and murdered 26, six and seven year old children and adult staff at Sandy Hook Elementary school has left an indelible imprint upon the survivor parents, and family members.
Now a year later the murderous mark of the psychologically deranged young man can still be felt on a town that is still working to heal. America itself is making that same attempt to again come to grips with how precious little children can have their lives literally torn from them and why this madman did this.
The words are hard to come by as some of the parents gathered on Monday to talk about what the town and the nation could do to help honor the memory of their lost. The creation of a website called http://mysandyhookfamily.org/ which depicts the photographs as well as some of the memories is but one way they are honoring the victims. They are also requesting that the focus of the Anniversary should be on acts of kindness is the better legacy that Americans should share, according to Reuters.
One of the parents described her tragic loss to Fox News of her six-year-old son Jesse Lewis. Looking at a literal shrine of paintings and photographs, Scarlett Lewis said, “He’s missed every day.”