NEWTOWN MOURNS: Obama Leads Service

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The community of Newtown, Connecticut came together Sunday night to lean on each other and pray for the 26-victims and their families. 

President Obama played the role of comforter-in-chief as he addressed those in the room and the millions watching at home. 

“Here in Newtown I come to offer the love and the prayers of a nation.”

President Obama traveled to Connecticut on Sunday to meet with the victims’ families. 

Following those meetings, the president attended the interfaith vigil where religious leaders took to the stage to pray for all the families. 

The president individually named each of the victims. He also addressed the survivors, first responders and the families of the victims…

“As a community you’ve inspired us, Newtown.  In the face of unspeakable violence and evil you’ve cared for one another, loved one another.  This is how Newtown will be remembered.”

President Obama also said he will do all he can to protect children but didn’t mention specific plans, “We can’t accept events like this as routine.”

Six year old Noah Pozner was one of the 20 children killed. Noah’s twin sister Arielle was in another classroom and survived.

The family will hold funeral services Monday afternoon at 1.

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