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    How To Remember Newtown Victims? Town Deliberates
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    A Newtown, Conn., resident, who declined to give her name, sits at an intersection holding a sign for passing motorists up the road from the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    A panel has been gathering input from families of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, first responders and others as it begins evaluating what a permanent memorial should look like.

    Victims' families have been getting involved one by one over the last year, with 18 now engaged, although officials said some have indicated the grief is still too sharp to participate.

    Artists and architects have been pitching ideas to Newtown since soon after the shooting and the commission has been hearing out proposals for concepts including murals, groves and memorial parks.

    The commission also has been looking for lessons from paths chosen by other tragedy-stricken communities.

    The Sandy Hook gunman killed 20 children and six educators at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.