Sandy Hook Families Honor, Remember Their 'Little Angels'
Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the attack in which a gunman killed 20 first-grade children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Flags are flying at half-staff across the state in honor of the victims of what many call one of the worse school massacre's in U.S. history.
On Dec. 14, 2012 gunman Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother inside their home before he shot his way into the school and gunned down the students and six teachers.
Houses of worship are holding memorial services and an interfaith community service at a Newtown church Monday evening. The service is expected to include prayers, music and the lighting of candles.
Local groups are offering counseling and support services for residents who might want to use them.
Many Americans took to social media to honor the victims, with some posting pictures of the children and their teachers.
"Remembering the 20 beautiful children & 6 adults who were killed at #SandyHook elementary 3 years ago today. #SandyHookPromise," tweeted user @IAmSophiaNelson.
"Today marks 3 years of the sandy hook massacre. May those little angels always be remembered. #SandyHook," tweeted user @lsx_m22 5m5.
Familes of the victims say life never gets easier.
Father Jimmy Green said that every day he misses his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace Marquez, who was killed that day.
"Every day, there are a lot of memories, a lot of smiles and a lot of tears, missing her so much and being angry and wondering why she had to be taken from us like this," he told the New York Daily News.
"We're just going to be there for one another this year. I'm sure for many of the other parents and families every day is difficult," he said.