On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre.
Here’s a sample of today’s commemorations:
On the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, it is inspiring to see Republicans taking action to get rid of Net Neutrality
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) December 14, 2017
I carry them in my ❤️- the victims of #SandyHook, their families & everyone in Newtown who remembers that terrible day. I hope & pray we can come together as a country and combat the scourge of gun violence that’s ending the lives of the beautiful, innocent faces you see here. pic.twitter.com/ZydYrWYJJO
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) December 14, 2017
Thinking about the 20 sets of parents who were dropping their first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary right about now, 5 years ago, the 6 families of staff members who gave their lives for someone else's children, and what they all have lived with every day since. RIP. #SandyHook
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) December 14, 2017
Five years after the devastating attack on teachers and children in Sandy Hook, we mourn them and remember them. America needs common-sense gun laws more than ever and we must not stop pushing until we get them.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 14, 2017
Grab a box of tissue, read @jaketapper’s thread today. We owe it to those kids, the teachers who also lost their lives in #SandyHook, all their loved ones missing them this Christmas, to remember. We also owe it to them to pass common-sense gun & mental health laws. 💔💔 https://t.co/uLlx26ZSkc
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 14, 2017
Five years ago, 20 beautiful first graders were shot to death, with 6 teachers at #SandyHook school. Newtown is next to my village in Ct. I think of the children & their grieving families always & hope we can one day take measures to prevent the ‘next time’ pic.twitter.com/dZ4HnCmSgb
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 14, 2017
5 years ago today, 20 kids and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. My heart goes out to all whose lives were torn apart by gun violence on December 14, 2012, and on every day since. Congress’ failure to act is shameful. We need to pass lifesaving reform now.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 14, 2017
Horror. And 2 months later, we barely remember the 58 lost in Vegas. #SandyHook didn't change the status quo because there's an NRA-sponsored virus of paranoia, violence & greed within us. How does the body heal, if it doesn't remember it's sick? We need sensible gun laws. https://t.co/akvgHrG94A
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) December 14, 2017