Five years after Sandy Hook: families keep the memory of lost children alive

In the years since the mass shooting that killed 20 children and six educators, families have memorialized their loved ones in many different ways

School safety campaigns. An animal sanctuary. A children’s book. Support for mental health reform. A lawsuit against the manufacturer of a military-style rifle.In the five years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, the families of the 20 children and six educators killed have taken very different paths to honor the lives of their loved ones. Some family members have chosen to remain intensely private. Others have become prominent advocates for gun violence prevention. No s...