Transcript for Newtown Anniversary: A Sister's Story
It was one year ago we were reporting on newtown, connecticut. On this saturday, a nation pauses to remember, along with a sister who sat down with us. At the white house today, the president and first lady, lighting 26 candles, 20 for the children, six for the teachers and principal lost. Throughout newtown, the quiet but powerful memorials. The heart, the 26 crosses. And on this saturday, the bells ringing 26 times across connecticut. The families had asked that cameras keep a distance this weekend, so we sat down a few weeks back with a young woman remembering her sister. Karly soto, remembering her sister, victoria, a first grade teacher. They were just starting their day in room ten. She were her angels. She loved those kids more than anything. She would call them that? Yes. She would tell us the funny stories and everything they learned that day. She couldn't talk enough. We knew them by name. You knew them all. Yep. Allison, wyatt, olivia, dylan, hockley, jesse lewis and aviel richmond. She has now learned even more about the sister who stood before that gunman. She had her keys in her hand ready to lock her door, and unfortunately she didn't have the time to do that. As she stood there, one group of children running for the door. Nine got out, two more survived hiding in the bathroom. The photograph that the whole world saw of you. It is hard seeing that photo, because I can remember exactly what I was thinking, exactly where I was waiting to hear about my sister. I can remember everything about that moment. She had called a friend with the news. Her sister was going to make gingerbread houses with the children that day, and she also learned her sister had taken out a book. She earlier went to the library before school started and took out a book called "what would you do with a tail like this?" And since then, all copies of that book are dedicated to my sister which is amazing. There were so many facebook posts about your sister. And I wanted to read from a couple. This is victoria soto, and although I didn't know her, she is my hero. I don't know too much about her, but I know a lot of people who know her. She's amazing. After learning she was a teacher in strat ford, the person writes, I have never been more proud to be a person from stratford or a teacher. It is -- it's amazing that our -- our country has looked at my sister and recognized her for being a hero and I'm proud to say that I'm victoria soto's little sister. I can't be any more proud of my sister. So many heros. Being remembered this weekend. She's working with mayors against illegal guns hoping for more attention on metal health in this country and on background checks. She won't give up until congress acts.
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