Remember These Children And The Teachers Who Lost Their Life Protecting Them

And also remember that the salvation of mankind started with the birth of a child:

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

- Luke Chapter 2 KJV

As you pray today and as we sing Christmas hymns in church this morning, please remember:

Of the 20 children who were shot to death, eight were boys and 12 were girls. All the children were ages 6 or 7.

UPDATE, 4:23p ET: Below is the list of the victims and their birth dates provided by the Connecticut State Police.

Charlotte Bacon, 02-22-06
Daniel Barden, 09-25-05
Rachel Davino, 07-17-83
Olivia Engel, 07-18-06
Josephine Gay, 12-11-05
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04-04-06
Dylan Hockley, 03-08-06
Dawn Hochsprung, 06-28-65
Madeleine F. Hsu, 07-10-06
Catherine V. Hubbard, 06-08-06
Chase Kowalski, 10-31-05
Jesse Lewis, 06-30-06
James Mattioli, 03-22-06
Grace McDonnell, 11-04-05
Anne Marie Murphy, 07-25-60
Emilie Parker, 05-12-06
Jack Pinto, 05-06-06
Noah Pozner, 11-20-06
Caroline Previdi, 09-07-06
Jessica Rekos, 05-10-06
Avielle Richman, 10-17-06
Lauren Russeau, 06-?-82
Mary Sherlach, 02-11-56
Victoria Soto, 11-04-85
Benjamin Wheeler, 09-12-06
Allison Wyatt, 07-03-06

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4 thoughts on “Remember These Children And The Teachers Who Lost Their Life Protecting Them

    • This post was not about guns, gun violence or gun statistics. It was about honoring the memories of these dead children and the adults that put themselves in harms way to protect them.

      But since you want to make it about that:

      FBI Stats: Gun Sales Up, Violent Crime Down – proven by FBI statistics

      According to FBI statistics from 2011, there were 12,644 homicides in the US – how many were perpetrated by people with handguns? 6,220 – less than half.

      I would also note that since the Supreme Court struck down the ban on firearms in Washington D.C., crime has also dropped.

    • Your link does not indicate nor prove “Guns cause homicide”. The Havard papers simply indicate that where guns are more available, there are more gun related homicides. People cause homicides, not guns.

    • Peter,

      Harvard is no longer an institution of higher learning, so EVERYTHING that comes from it should be dismissed or — at the very least — viewed through the political lens.

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