Newtown youth show solidarity with Parkland peers on solemn anniversary

February 13, 2019

NEWTOWN - If anyone knows how difficult it is to relive a tragedy, it’s the teenagers here who confront their trauma and battle their emotions anew with each anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Newtown high schoolers know what their peers in Parkland, Fla., are going through with the approach of Thursday’s anniversary of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

With that in mind, members of the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance have planned a day of solidarity on Thursday by encouraging everyone to wear orange.

The wear-orange event is among a handful of local efforts to mark the solemn day in 2018 when a gunman killed 17 students and staff in Parkland - the deadliest school shooting in America since the 2012 massacre of 26 first-graders and educators at Sandy Hook School.

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