Good evening on this Sunday night from Newtown Connecticut and we are here tonight in front of the Newtown high school. Where an entire community is coming together the families of the victims the... See More
Good evening on this Sunday night from Newtown Connecticut and we are here tonight in front of the Newtown high school. Where an entire community is coming together the families of the victims the survivors to and they are gathering here tonight to hear from President Obama. Who was on his way to the school right now tonight in his role -- comforter in chief. As a father himself. Helping to heal a nation in mourning. Across town outside the elementary school a live picture -- memorial that is growing tonight and around the country much the same outside Philadelphia -- vigil for the victims. In Washington DC remembering them with song holding candles against the night at a church in Detroit keeping those children those teachers in their prayers. And on television today NFL players like the team's right at the New Orleans superdome offering a moment of silence. And this evening a new image of the gunman Adam went to smiling in his sixth grade yearbook picture years before -- -- take the lives of the twelve little girls here. It's a little boys the six women who taught in guided them. Our entire ABC news team -- on the ground here tonight and we begin with the portraits of the lives lost. The -- that will be remembered white inside -- high school behind me tonight. On this Sunday prayers for the entire nation this. Paul Bloomington community -- winding roads and homes -- in -- lead the way to a town overcome with grief. God -- sandy -- and the simplistic messages to your loved ones of outside church parents crying in each other dogs. Police officers arriving to patrol cars filled with Teddy -- The officers themselves breaking down in front of a growing vigil. And this evening a song from one of the little girls who did not survive. -- a Marcus green was 26 her father jazz musician. Sitting here -- rather. He'd he'd -- and. Yeah being. Her brother. It was also that school he survived and here practicing the song her parents. Yeah. The end. Flashing her smile we're also learning more this evening about Emily Parker who was six she would often carry with her markers -- crayons. To draw pictures for people who she thought sat. This community so moved by her father who briefly describe his little girl. It is war. She was the type of person that can just light up -- room. She. She always had something -- say about. Anybody. -- -- -- -- her love. In the -- that she gave us an example that she showed us is. Remarkable. She is. An incredible person. And I'm so blessed to be her -- And emily's father offered a message for the gunman's family to their horrific tragedy. And we want everybody to know that our hearts and our prayers go out to them. This includes the family of the shooter. I can't imagine. How hard this experience must -- for you. And I want you to know that our family. And her -- -- does that to you as well. He spoke of the parents of the other nineteen children Olivia angle was just learning the rosary and would lead her family and grace every night before dinner. Jesse Lewis was. Was learning to ride horseback and looking forward to his father coming to school on Friday to watch and make -- gingerbread house Catherine Hubbard had her beautiful red hair. For parents in a statement. We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter Katherine violet we asked that you continue to pray for us and the other families who have experienced loss in this tragedy Greece McDonnell. Whose grandmother said grace loved playing dress up loved wearing grandma's jewelry. And the principal on hawks Brohm who we told you last night is believed to have turned on the PA during the chaos to send a warning to other teachers. -- don't believe she headed straight toward the gunman toward the sound of gunfire deceive the student's school psychologist Mary Sherlock right there with her. Teachers aides and Marie Murphy and Rachel to veto. And teacher Lauren Russo whose father said she died with her little kids. Victorious -- -- who Stanley says when her body was found. It was clear she was trying to shield -- first grade students. Yeah. -- that they're okay. And and tonight that the parents with children who did survive the mothers and fathers in town holding their hands hugging them. A different kind of pain -- -- brown with three children -- itself. --
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