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Newtown Asks for Privacy, Kindness on 1-Year Mark

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Families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will be lighting candles in the victims' memory the night before the shooting's anniversary. 
 
Relatives of 14 of the 26 victims appeared at a news conference Monday in Newtown. They asked people to consider marking the anniversary with "acts of kindness" and announced a new website -- http://mysandyhookfamily.org -- with information on how families are honoring victims. 

"In the midst of our grief we have come to realize that we want our loved ones to be remembered for the lives they lived and how they touched our hearts. We have been uplifted by the support of so many people and we would like to keep that spirit of unity and love in all we do to remember those we so dearly miss. It is with this in mind that we have created the www.mysandyhookfamily.org website. this website is intended to serve as a singular place of sharing, communication and contact with the families of those who lost their lives that day," says parent Krista Rekos.

Saturday is the anniversary of the Dec. 14 massacre. Town officials are not hosting formal events that day. Officials including First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra asked at a news conference Monday for the media to give the town privacy on that day. 

"On the one year mark of that horrific day we know that many people across the country will be thinking of the children and educators so tragically taken from us and wondering how to help. We ask that you consider performing an act of kindness or volunteering with a charitable organization in your local community. In this way we hope that some small measure of good may be returned to the world," says parent JoAnne Bacon.

Local officials and members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are also appealing for acts of service and kindness.  (AP)

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