The heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary
Community pays tribute to victims
- Duration 6:45
- Date Dec 17, 2012
Community pays tribute to victims
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We know that when danger arrived in the halls of sandy -- elementary.
The school's staff did not flinch.
They did not hesitate.
-- -- sprung him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Rachel to be you know and and Marie Murphy.
They responded to it as we all hope we might respond.
In such terrifying circumstances.
And would love.
Giving their lives to protect.
The children in their care.
As outrageous says the story of Adam lands as massacre is it is not as the president just said.
Without heroes remembered tonight by the president.
By the thousands who -- this night.
To downtown Newtown Connecticut here is -- report.
Throughout sandy hook village residents here have set up tables are collecting donations for the families that.
These guys over here they're going -- from car to car and tell -- about what -- do it.
We're just getting donations from -- on.
All the money's going directly to all the families all the victims are very Domingo screw up in Newtown -- -- -- school.
Now all college student home for the holidays and -- with friends are collecting for survivors of the elementary school massacre one of -- there is actually.
-- -- -- -- Just terrible.
Just can't believe.
Scenes like this are echoed all over town.
Grief stricken residents some not much older than the victims of this tragedy making a pilgrimage.
To this -- -- town as presidential security team is prepared.
For his much anticipated speech -- -- -- what are you telling your children.
-- telling us.
Telling us that people care by coming -- and praying today.
Coming out and giving their Teddy bears and their best gifts for the families.
You could imagine the famous didn't see anything today.
The families are being told that they're being cared for and loved because these kids are coming out and saying that they matter.
I'm telling them that -- never wins.
Cardboard angels representing the deceased.
Christmas trees decorated with Teddy bears and the victims' names attracting visitors from near and.
Bar people from all over the New England from.
New York for Massachusetts.
Coming here to pay tribute this one.
Naming the names of the victims including Anne Marie Murphy.
-- teacher who died protecting her students surprise when you heard.
Her body was found in a way that is protecting.
The bodies of those -- cares -- Young lives -- were taken.
I knew I knew that tensions can be found.
I knew she would protect.
Sit -- worry.
Your kids were her -- She would protect anybody.
So now I was surprised.
Dear friends Michael and Michelle grew -- load new 52 year old and Marie Murphy for sixteen years.
What she leaves behind them.
Leave behind a beautiful family of four children and a husband that's dedicated to her -- and we're so sorry for their loss and they are here to help Amber's family is very precious to me that they have.
Two children that are at a college now one in college in and the young daughter that's a senior in high school.
That's gonna need in the in the community -- and step up and stand behind her and helper as she goes through.
The next years.
Looking down the rough road ahead the guerrillas have set up a fund to help every eighteen year old daughter who was their daughter's best friend.
Tell me what you're doing -- -- -- to the Murphy family that we're gonna help.
With the youngest daughter's college education in Murray is always been dedicated -- family and to the children of the community.
And her actions -- not a surprise at all that it's the fact that she would step up and and try to protected children above herself is what but Emery would do.
I know everyone's kind of still in shock -- but tell me.
What kind of impact this has had on -- him on this -- Well holocaust said you know -- -- -- so the impact is you can't believe that.
That you would lose she's precious lives.
You know and very these children that haven't even experience life yet.
And that's why we need to do whatever we can -- first -- kill this community and then.
You know I don't want to make a political message but we have to find a way to stop this violence it's just got to end.
To the guerrillas their precious friend was taken far too soon.
But and Murray's actions -- sacrifice will always be remembered.
She is a hero.
And that gives us something.
To hold aren't too.
I think that's what -- halting and -- -- -- she's a hero.
-- period -- that way.
That will provide the payment with a lot of comfort.
Knowing that so what -- churches.
It's gonna take a long time to heal these forums.
This can -- the country all the time to heal these wounds this -- far behind -- It is his right about that Craig obviously.
But a lot of these people including Emery have college age kids I mean there are expenses she was one of the -- income earner is.
So they've set up a fund up for her children tell me about that.
That's it's called the.
Benny Atkinson golf -- this is.
And establish scholarship fund that's already helped raise over 50000 dollars or other causes here in Newtown.
Is a volunteer organization now -- to help the family of this hero Anne Marie Murphy.
And you can learn more about the organization.
-- Atkinson golf dot com that's WWW.
Many Atkinson golf dot com and it sounds like a good cause for me -- And that dad -- -- didn't -- golf.
Dot com that will go all his -- play don't like being a golf many Atkinson golf dot com -- great thanks a lot appreciate it.