Couple honors 6-year-old son killed in Sandy Hook massacre

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

A Newtown couple whose child was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre were in Bridgeport Saturday for a special tribute to their son.

David and Francine Wheeler head to Dundon House at Captain's Cove Marina in Bridgeport every year as a pilgrimage to honor their son, Benjamin.

A dozen kids from Newtown listened carefully as museum curator Bruce Williams talked about the importance of lighthouses to the history of New England.

The Wheelers say Benjamin loved lighthouses and the family would often visit the Fayerweather Lighthouse, which dates back to 1823.

They founded Ben's Lighthouse in memory of their son. They say they continue to come back to promote Ben's legacy of "embracing peace and saluting great American lighthouses."

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."