Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured this heartbreaking Page One (via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages):
Page 6 featured Profiles of the Victims, even more heart-breaking.
The 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School included a boisterous 6-year-old who liked to think up pranks and a school psychologist who rushed in when help was needed. Here are brief portraits, in the memories of friends and family, of some of those killed.
At six years old, Charlotte Bacon had already developed a knack for the power of persuasion, said her uncle, John Hagen.
Charlotte had recently been shopping for a new outfit – a pink dress and white boots — that were set aside for the holidays. After weeks of Charlotte asking, her mother, JoAnn Bacon, finally relented on Friday, letting her daughter wear the clothes to school. Charlotte had even done her hair for the school day.
“She had been working on my sister for weeks to wear this outfit,” Mr. Hagen said. “If she wanted to get something, she was going to get it. She had a strong personality.”
There are, sadly, 26 more lost children and adults to mourn.