Today on December 14, 2020, we must still pause for a few moments to remember those students and staff who were lost that day 8 years ago and reach out and support those family and friends they left behind.
I want to offer my gratitude, respect and support to all members of the Newtown and Sandy Hook communities who continue to heal from the emotionally traumatic impact of that unspeakable act of evil against humanity.
It is important to recognize the Newtown community that is so full of kindness and caring, where so much good is being done in honor of those precious lives lost that day. Each day is a testament to the indefatigable spirit of Newtown’s resilient residents to be kind and strive to make a positive difference in people’s lives to honor those lost that day.
Today, I will personally follow the suggestion of former Newtown First Selectwoman E. Patricia Llodra and St. Rose Lima Church’s pastor Monsignor Robert Weiss, both of whom suggested to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook tragedy in ways that are quiet, personal and respectful — centered on themes of kindness, love and service to others.