23 Pictures Of The One-Year Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

Memorial services in Newtown and throughout the nation today marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

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Personalized birdhouses are part of a memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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Stars of hope are pinned to a pole in Sandy Hook village in Newtown.

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Newtown’s snow covered “Rock of Angels” memorial.

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Most media organizations were asked to keep out of Newtown on the one year anniversary.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama lit 26 candles and observed a moment of silence in memory of the 20 children and six school workers killed by Adam Lanza one year ago.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and first lady Michelle Obama light candles in memory of the Sandy Hook victims.

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The two observe a moment of silence.

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The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., hosted a National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence.

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Two people protest gun violence at the Washington, D.C. vigil.

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Visitors teared up at the Washington National Cathedral.

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Hundreds of people gathered to watch the 29th annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting in Newtown earlier on Wednesday.

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Local residents gather around two trees days before the anniversary of the shooting.

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Sand dollars bearing the name of Sandy Hook victims hangs from the town’s Christmas tree.

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People gather following mass at St. Rose as a permanent memorial is dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

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The Parker family paid tribute to Emilie Parker. This memorial marks the entrance to the Shady Spot playground, which was dedicated to Emilie, at Riverside Park in New London, Conn.

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Shooting victim Jessica Rekos’ grave is adorned with flowers.

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The Sandy Ground project is building playgrounds dedicated to each victim of the massacre. This one is dedicated to victim Josephine Gay.

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Josephine’s parents Michele and Bob Gay listen to speeches while holding a Bevin bell presented to them at the playground opening ceremony.

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A Newtown flag is raised over the playground dedicated to Josephine.

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A fireworks display lit up the sunset over the Long Island Sound after the new playground opening ceremony on Wednesday.

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Flowers left near the former Sandy Hook Elementary School, which was destroyed earlier this year.

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A heart that bears 26 crosses for each victim is surrounded by lights the Sandy Hook portion of Newtown, Connecticut December 14, 2013.

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The town flag in Newtown flies at half staff on Dec. 14.

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