Remembering The Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary

Services are taking place today for some of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Host Michel Martin remembers those who lost their lives.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Finally, we want to end today's broadcast by turning back to our top story: the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The victims included seven adults and 20 children. The seven adults who lost their lives were: Rachel Davino, Anne-Marie Murphy, Lauren Russo, Victoria Soto, Mary Sherlach, Dawn Hochsprung and Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman.

In a nationally televised memorial service in Newtown last night, President Obama paid tribute to all the victims and read the names of the 20 children who died. Here's a clip.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Benjamin, Avielle, Allison; God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. May God bless and keep those we've lost in his heavenly place. May He grace those we still have with His holy comfort, and may He bless and watch over this community and the United States of America.

MARTIN: The first funeral services are today for two of the children: six-year-old Jack Pinto and six-year-old Noah Posner. NPR will continue to cover the story throughout the day. Please stay with your member station and with NPR.org for the latest news.

And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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