Newtown Prepares for First Funerals

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newton-shootingThe first two child victims of one of the worst shootings in American history will be buried today. The people of Newtown, Conn., remain in the first throes of grief after President Obama visited with victims’ families Sunday.

“We’re just now getting ready to talk to our son about who was killed,” said Robert Licata, a father whose son escaped. Officials in the town remained undecided about when school would resume and whether students would return to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Friday’s tragic shooting took place. Read more here.

{Andy Newscenter}


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    “Connecticut School Shooting: Funerals Begin for Newtown Victims

    The first two funerals for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre are scheduled for later today when Newtown, Conn., will bury 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto.

    Noah’s family will greet the public before the funeral service begins at 1 p.m. at the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn. The burial will follow at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe.

    Jack’s service will take place at 1 p.m. at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown. The burial will follow the service at Newtown Village Cemetery.”


    The following quote is at:

    “Ahead of funeral for Newtown victim Noah Pozner, temple opens fund for family

    NEW YORK (JTA) — As the family of Newtown massacre victim Noah Pozner prepared for the 6-year-old’s funeral, the family’s synagogue began collecting money for the Pozners.

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown, Conn., posted a notice on its website announcing that it was accepting money to help support the Pozners “during this terrible time.” It also recommended two charities for the other victims: United Way of Western Connecticut and

    Pozner, who was Jewish, was the youngest victim of last Friday’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. His funeral — the first of the massacre’s 27 victims — was scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Monday at the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn.”

    (At the above articles, are pictures of the two boys.)


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