High School Graduation for Sandy Hook Shooting Survivors – Video

High School Graduation for Sandy Hook Shooting Survivors – Video

As more than 300 high school seniors prepare to graduate in Newtown, Connecticut, they are not only celebrating their academic achievements but also honoring the memory of their classmates who tragically lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012. Twenty of their peers should have been walking across the stage with them, but instead, they are remembered with love and sadness.

Lilly Wasilnak, who was a first-grader at the time of the shooting, expressed the mixed emotions that many of her classmates are feeling as they approach graduation. “We can’t forget about that there is a whole chunk of our class missing,” she said. The absence of their classmates serves as a reminder of the impact that the tragedy had on their tight-knit community.

Despite the sorrow that still lingers from the events of that day, the graduating seniors are determined to honor the memory of their fallen classmates by moving forward with strength and resilience. As they receive their diplomas and embark on the next chapter of their lives, they carry with them the love and spirit of those who are no longer with them.

The graduation ceremony serves as a bittersweet reminder of the lives that were taken too soon, but also as a celebration of the strength and unity of the Newtown community. As these students take a significant step towards their future, they do so with the support and love of their peers, teachers, and community members who will always remember and cherish the lives that were lost.

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Video “Sandy Hook Shooting Survivors Graduate High School” was uploaded on 06/12/2024 to Youtube Channel Inside Edition