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Sandy Hook memorial given home by Episcopal Church

Sandy Hook memorial given home by Episcopal Church

From The Newtown Bee:

Approximately 100 people attended the brief dedication ceremony behind St John’s Episcopal Church, where the 10-foot by 4-foot stone memorial has found its permanent home, nestled into a natural amphitheater of trees and shrubbery.

The Rock of Angels began its final journey to Sandy Hook Saturday morning, August 10, in Ellsworth, Maine, pausing seven stops later overnight in Portsmouth, N.H., and continuing on to Boston and Providence on Sunday.

The convoy was made up of Mr Gray and his 7-year-old daughter, Jayden; his parents; the craftsman of the memorial’s base, Adam Meyer; and several more supporters from Maine. They followed the Rock of Angels, transported by Chianbro Equipment LLC, which donated all services, into Hartford for the Power of Peace event on Sunday….

…Because the official town position is that no decision has yet been made as to a permanent 12/14 memorial, Mr Gray, like all of the others who have suggested memorials for the town, had been told that the Rock of Angels would go into storage if and when it arrived in Newtown.

“Bethlehem had offered to let the memorial stay there; they had a place set up for it, until Newtown had a place for it,” Mr Gray said. “Until St John’s stepped up last week, we thought we would be bringing it to Bethlehem. Now, here we are, in the community [of Sandy Hook]. It is such an honor to be here, and to have the memorial finally home,” he said.

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