Newtown Community Rallies Together

Newtown, Connecticut residents vow the victims will not be forgotten.
2:51 | 12/17/12

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And elizabeth in new york. The president told them all here they are not alone. All of america here as well. You can see the messages all over town. We've all been taking pictures. They're so heartfelt. The messages, the flowers, the teddy bears. It's such a touching tribute as people try to do the best they can to begin to pick up the pieces. We're going to now continue national conversation, big questions this morning. About guns, about mental illness, and school safety. To that end, as national conversationcontinues, we'll be exploring these issues all week long across all abc news platforms. Elizabeth? And we'll talk to religious leaders trying to start the process of healing in this shattered community. The religious leaders will be crucial to the hearing process. Lara? Thank you, elizabeth. As we have been here all weekend long, we have been just astounded by the enormous outpouring of support from the people all over the country. As the residents of newtown, the victim, the families, start the process of rebuilding and -- just three days after the unthinkable occurred in this picturesque new england touwn, newtown has been taken over by neighbors, family, and stranger who is care. All with a simple message. The vick tlims not be forgotten. Why was it important to be out tonight. We have to teach our children to be children. Reporter: At an interfaith vigil last night, families stood for hours to ln and comfort. In the face of unconscionable evil, you have looked out for each other. You have cared for one another. And you have loved one another. Reporter: As the nights wear on, more signs of hope. The words, a poignant reminder of what must be overcome. We're all in it together. That boy could have been my son. We have to embrace that and pray for him as well. Reporter: As strangers become family, random acts of kindness are everywhere. This is such a small town. Face from faces, we know each other. We see each other at the deli, everywhere. It's one family. It's affected us all. Reporter: Like a family, the people of newtown, where born here or brought here by tragedy will face the difficult days ahead by relying on each other.

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