Sandy Hook Memorial ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kristen Nyquist reads a poem
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown CT, which took the lives of 20 first graders and six adults, was remembered at a ceremony in Shoreline.

State Rep. Ruth Kagi spoke about
commons sense gun regulation
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The local chapter of “Moms Demand Action for gun sense in America" met at Briarcrest Elementary, 2715 NE 158th St, 98155, to donate and dedicate a small tree in honor of the victims.

Shoreline Moms Demand Leader Ian Taylor welcomed the attendees. Briarcrest Principal Jonathan Neesan spoke on A Principal’s View.

Shoreline Moms Demand member Kristen NyQuist read a poem.

32nd District State Representative Ruth Kagi spoke on Common Sense Gun Legislation.

Participants placed ornaments and rang a bell
in honor of each victim of the shooting
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The names of the victims were called and a bell sounded, as Moms' members placed commemorative ornaments on the tree.

The Moms Demand finished the ceremony by singing the song: “Keep Them Safe”.


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