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Connecticut School Shooting: The President's Message, First Funerals, How to Help

President Obama told mourners at a Sunday vigil that America is not doing enough to keep its children safe.

The President's Message

After spending two hours Sunday with the families of the 26 victims of Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, CT, a somber President Barack Obama told an audience at an interfaith vigil that he had brought "the love and prayers of a nation."

"Newtown, you are not alone," the president said. "As these difficult days have unfolded, you have also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice."

First Funerals

The president's visit comes on the eve of the first funerals for the victims. Services for Noah Posner, 6, and Jack Pinto, 6, are set for tomorrow.

More Coverage

Patch has a team of reporters in Newtown, you can read their extensive coverage by clicking here.

How You Can Help

Prayers, expression of sympathy, and offers of support have been pouring into Newtown from around the country and around the world. So how can you help? Newtown Patch is continually updating information on what organizations have set up charities; funds and services to help those who lost loved ones in the shooting. Click here to learn more. 

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