New DH calendar
Article updated: 12/31/2012 7:21 AM

Families make final visit to Newtown memorial

Snow-covered stuffed animals with photos attached sit at a memorial in Newtown, Conn. Police escorted parents and other family members of children and educators killed at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday to the massive memorial of candles, handwritten cards, stuffed animals and more before the items were removed.

Snow-covered stuffed animals with photos attached sit at a memorial in Newtown, Conn. Police escorted parents and other family members of children and educators killed at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday to the massive memorial of candles, handwritten cards, stuffed animals and more before the items were removed.

 

Associated Press

Portraits of slain students and teachers hang from a tree at a memorial in Newtown, Conn. On Saturday morning, 15 days after the shooting deaths, the mementos were removed.

Portraits of slain students and teachers hang from a tree at a memorial in Newtown, Conn. On Saturday morning, 15 days after the shooting deaths, the mementos were removed.

 

Associated Press

 1 of 2 
 
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Parents and other family members of children and educators killed at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made one last visit to a memorial to the victims.

Police escorted the group on Friday to the massive memorial of candles, handwritten cards from around the world, stuffed animals and countless other expressions of grief and condolences.

Advertisement

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that after the families left, a town crew began removing the snow-covered memorial.

On Saturday morning, 15 days after the shooting deaths, the mementos were gone.

The town has said biodegradable materials such as flowers will be composted into soil. Nonbiodegradable materials will be ground up and combined with a cement slurry to make blocks for a future memorial.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.