Committee Picks Design for Sandy Hook Victims' Memorial

A committee in Newtown, Connecticut, has chosen a design for a permanent memorial to honor the 26 pupils and educators killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

The group chose a design by San Francisco-based architecture and design firm SWA that features a coiling wooded walkway leading to a sycamore tree planted in the middle of a small man-made reflecting pool. 

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission Vice Chairman Alan Martin said the design was picked from almost 200 submitted and received overwhelming approval from the victims' families. 

The commission will formally vote Thursday to recommend the design to the town's board of selectmen. 

Martin said plans are for the memorial, on a donated 5-acre site near the school, to be dedicated on Dec. 14, 2019, which is the seventh anniversary of the shooting.

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