Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Saturday, December 14, 2013
ONE YEAR AGO, DECEMBER 14, 2012
This Saturday, December 14, will mark the one-year anniversary of one of the most devastating events in Connecticut history—the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
This unspeakably tragic event hit the University of Hartford community especially hard. Among the heroic adults who lost their lives that day was Rachel D’Avino '07, a behavioral therapist who earned a BA in psychology from the University of Hartford. Two other alumni—Jimmy Greene '97 and Nelba Marquez-Greene ’97—lost their precious 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace.
On Friday, December 13, the University will be distributing green ribbons at various locations around campus in observance of this difficult anniversary.
Green and white are the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School, and green ribbons have come to symbolize support for the victims, their families, and the residents of Newtown.
I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to pick up a green ribbon and wear it on Friday—and throughout the weekend—to honor the memories of Ana Grace, Rachel, and all of the Sandy Hook victims, and to show support for their families and the Newtown community.--Walter Harrison, President, University of Hartford
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