NEWTOWN, Ore. — After a grim weekend in the wake of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, first responders in Newtown, Connecticut got a brief respite from the tragedy.
At the fire station Monday morning, fire fighters got a shipment of Christmas wreaths donated from a wreath farm across the country in Portland, Oregon. There were 26 boxes marked “Happy Holidays”, one for each of the victims of Friday’s shooting.
Firefighters tied the wreaths up on a guard rail of an overpass in town. In addition to responding to the scene Friday morning, their fire house was the gathering place for parents waiting to hear if their children were safe.