Rich Harwood in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Newtown, one year later: A mission of healing and love
'We are intentionally moving toward goodness'
December 7, 2013
By Tracie Mauriello

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- There are the balloons that suddenly appear everywhere on children's birthdays -- red for Avielle, green for Ben, Mylar ducks for Jesse. There are the young voices raised in song, the teenagers returning to Friday night football games, the number 26 peeking out from doorways and shop windows, a father's sax solo in memory of his spirited Ana.

A year later, a year after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary, this town has learned to live again.

Here, the mothers and fathers who lost their children on that December morning have somehow found something left inside themselves to give.

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