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    Posted December 19, 2012 by
    Rochester, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Newtown school shooting: Thoughts and tributes

    HDutchess and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Tributes for Newtown

    Sandy Hook Lights


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     HDutchess lives in Rochester, New York. 'My husband and I already had lights up, but I decided I wanted to do something for the victims (heros, really) of the Sandy Hook massacre. I just decided to put the strand of lights in the shape of an "S" and and "H" using tape and a little patience.'

    The iReporter used the Instagram app to take this photo and says she shared it with CNN because, 'I think it's important that the families know everyone everywhere is grieving for and with them. I never had the pleasure of meeting these people who passed away, but feel it is important we remember them. I am hoping that this gesture will let the families know they are not alone and are in our thoughts. I know many of them are probably not paying attention to the news, but maybe sometime down the road, they will feel stregthened by the support they received.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Not sure how to convey the sympathy I have for the families involved, I put Christmas lights up at our house ("SH" for Sandy Hook). This will serve as a reminder to everyone around us that these heros and angels will continue to light up the lives of people everywhere, even in a suburb of New York, hundreds of miles away.

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