Remembering Sandy Hook: 11 years since the tragedy
It has been 11 years since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
The lives of 20 children and six adults were taken in a devastating mass shooting at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.
Connecticut continues to honor and remember the lives lost, and the enduring impact of this heartbreaking incident is still felt across the state.
In a show of respect and remembrance, flags across the state are at half-staff.
President Joe Biden is using the anniversary to renew calls for gun control.
In a statement, Biden said, "Today, those first grade students should be seniors in high school, dreaming big and about to embark on their adult lives. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous survivors, families, first responders, and Connecticut officials who turned their deep grief into action. We must continue to follow their lead and honor the innocent lives who were stolen that horrible day by turning our pain into purpose, our loss into determination, and our collective and justifiable anger into a deep-seated commitment for change."