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V-Day Marks Two Months Since Newtown Tragedy

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A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A handwritten sign reads ‘Pray for Newtown’ following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Valentine’s Day marks the two month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. The group “Sandy Hook Promise” created after the tragedy is asking all Americans to keep the community of Newtown in their hearts and send your love and support to the community today.

Go to to share a valentine, make the Sandy Hook Promise and in your social media posts use hashtag #1MillionHearts to continue to support Newtown.

“The whole town received an outpouring of love from people across the country and around the world immediately after the tragedy and it helped lift our spirits. For Valentine’s Day, a short two months later, it seemed natural to create a special way for Americans to continue channeling their love and support,” said Lee Shull, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise. “By harnessing the power of social media, #1MillionHearts for Newtown enables those who have been so profoundly affected by this terrible event to continue pledging their support.”

Gun Violence Rally

In a separate Valentine’s Day event, a citizens’ gun control group that sprang up following the Newtown Massacre, March For Change, will rally at the steps of the state Capitol today with more than 2,500 people expected on the north steps around 11 a.m.

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