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The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

Pray for Newtown

Friday December 14th 2012 will go down as one of the most tragic days in history when a gunman took the lives of 26 innocents, 20 of them children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. We are a nation in mourning sharing prayers and reflections across the internet and the world.

Storified by Marcie Taylor · Mon, Dec 17 2012 12:03:12

President Obama’s speech during the Interfaith Vigil in Connecticut on Sunday capture the shock, grief, sadness and hope of every parent in America.
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RT @Pray4NewtownCT: Parents should be planning Christmas mornings, not Christmas funerals. #PrayForNewtownDemetra Dee
R.I.P you will be missed by everyone!(,:<3 #prayfornewtown http://pic.twitter.com/Q03iZAMkfuture mrs.Horan:)!!
RT @kriscarsonn: This breaks my heart. #PrayForNewTown http://instagr.am/p/TUmYayHBQp/Savanna Knotts
Wearing blue and yellow tomorrow to remember those little angels. #prayforNewtownCat Lady
RT @_Woldemort: This is so sad #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/WBa6DTIlRachel Brown
RT @VFARYNA: Rest In Peace Beautiful Angles❤You Will Never Be Forgotten #prayfornewtown http://instagr.am/p/TUtek_Rr6U/Krista Verrastro
RT @Pray4NewtownCT: Rest in peace angels. #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/UEMH2oYx.Joseph
RT @_Pray4Newtown: R.I.P. to this 6 year-old girl. <3 Killed in the #Newtown shooting. #Retweet, get her story out. #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/HpIGLROBCarley
RT @DianaB0410: @PiaToscano rt please…help get the word out…. #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/3k96ES6BConMcGill (D)
RT @KevinBaIot: Goodness I read this I feel like crying #prayfornewtown http://pic.twitter.com/WnnwKqJSLauren Alexis Bush
RT @tarastrong: #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/PyLr04IzJust Ryan
"@nikkki_f: “@kaylanicole_x: “@ThisDopeKid: #PrayForNewtown Just imagine this.. http://pic.twitter.com/4uFlVCGP”” " i cried…moniiii
RT @_Pray4Newtown: This little girl died today in the #Newtown shooting. Her story deserves endless RETWEETS. <3 #PrayForNewtown <3 http://pic.twitter.com/rlkHKVPSShaelynnnnnn
RT @vanessadianax3: #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/kaIUMUXpDanella Sanchez
Let us remember their faces and their names, and pray that we can come up with a solution to end this violence.  In my opinion it isn’t a question of gun control versus better mental health treatment, it is both.  It is also a matter of teaching our children to respect human life.
RT @VelVelHoller: Rest in peace to all these beautiful, young souls. #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/9PrmixLHIan Mael
RT @LifeAsBros: RIP to the children who lost their lives way to soon #PrayForNewtown http://pic.twitter.com/9kWrkjeAEmily Durando