After the gunfire ended at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was tragic: 20 children and six women at the school, the gunman's mother, and the gunman himself. Click forward and take a look at the victims and the memorials in their honor.
NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 20: White roses with photos of people killed in last Friday's massacre hang at a streetside memorial on December 20, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six funeral services were held Thursday in the Newtown area for students and teachers slain in the attack. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
After the gunfire ended at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was tragic: 20 children and six women at the school, the gunman's mother, and the gunman himself. Here names of victims are displayed on a flag in Newtown, Connecticut. Click and take a look at the victims and the memorials in their honor.
A mourner takes a picture of 26 teddy bears, each representing a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at a sidewalk memorial.
A snowflake ornament with the name of 6-year-old Noah Pozner hangs on a Christmas tree at a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village.
A woman lays flowers at the site of a makeshift memorial for school shooting victims at the village of Sandy Hook.
A woman pays respects at a memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
Twenty-seven small U.S. flags adorn a large flag on a makeshift memorial on the side of Highway 84 near the Newtown, Conn.
A man holds a child while paying respects to shooting victims at a makeshift memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
People pay their respects at a makeshift shrine.
People gather at a memorial for victims near the school on the first Sunday following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Twenty seven wooden stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School.
A young boy decorates Christmas trees set up at a makeshift shrine to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
A sign at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A young boy walks past Christmas trees set up at a makeshift shrine to the victims.
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This 2012 photo provided by the family shows shooting victim Emilie Alice Parker. Quick to cheer up those in need of a smile, Emilie Parker never missed a chance to draw a picture or make a card.
Dylan Hockley, aged six, (front left) shown here with his brother Jake, was a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The Hockley family moved to the United States from Hampshire, England two years ago.
Chase Kowalski, aged six, loved playing baseball with his dad, neighbor Suzanne Baumann told The Wall Street Journal. “He did nothing but smile,” said Ms. Baumann also said of the boy. “He was the apple of his parents’ eye.”
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, was shielding her students inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday when she was killed. Murphy, who was one of seven children, was a special education teacher at the school, according to Newsday. "A first responder said she was a hero," Anne's father Hugh McGowan told Newsday.
Benjamin Wheeler was "a very spirited boy," Rabbi Shaul Praver told The Washington Post. He and his parents, David and Francine Wheeler, were not members of Praver's synagogue, but attended its Hanukkah celebration.
Daniel Barden, was 7-years-old when he was killed . "Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light," his family said in a statement. "Daniel was fearless in his pursuit of happiness and life."
Robbie Parker, the father of six-year-old Emilie fought back tears as he described the beautiful, blonde, always-smiling girl who loved to try new things, except food.
Rachel D'Avino, 29, was about to become a board-certified behavior analyst — and possibly a fiancée to her boyfriend Tony Cerritelli. She had just finished the requirements for analyst certification, and Cerritelli planned to propose to her on Christmas Eve, the Lower Hudson Journal News reported.
Victoria Soto, 27, is pictured here with her dog, Roxie. Soto was a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and was said to have ushered her students into a closet, and in so doing placed her body between them and the assailant.
Josephine Gay, who turned seven just three days before she died, liked riding her bike and setting up lemonade stands. Her favorite color was purple, according to The Wall Street Journal. She was nicknamed "Boo" because she looked like the larger-than-life child in the film "Monsters Inc.," according to Carole Laude Pechi's Facebook post.
Donna Soto, mother of Victoria Soto, the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who was shot and killed while protecting her students, hugs her daughter Karly at a candlelight vigil.
This Nov. 13, 2012 photo of Noah Pozner was provided by the family. Noah was "smart as a whip," gentle but with a rambunctious streak, said his uncle, Alexis Haller. Noah's twin sister Arielle, assigned to a different classroom, survived the shooting.
Caroline Previdi was known by the nickname "Silly Caroline" because of the way she made people laugh The Wall Street Journal reported. The first-grader also used to sit with a nervous kindergartener on the school bus each day "so he wasn't scared," the boy's mother told the Journal.
Catherine V. Hubbard, aged six, died in the massacre at Sandy Hook. Her parents released the statement: "We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet, and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy," Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard said.
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This image provided by the family shows Grace McDonnell posing for a portrait in this family photo taken Aug. 18, 2012. Grace was one of the youngest of the shooting victims. McDonnell has been described as "utterly adorable" and "full of life".
Jesse Lewis is pictured here with his father Neil Heslin.
James Mattioli, 6 was from the update New York town of Sherill. "It's a terrible tragedy, and we're a tight community," Sherill Mayor William Vineall told the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
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Ana Marquez-Greene was 6. She was the daughter of American jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene, and the granddaughter of Jorge Marquez, the mayor of Maunabo, Puerto Rico.
This Nov. 18, 2012 photo provided by John Engel shows Olivia Engel, age 6. Dan Merton, a longtime friend of the girl's family, says he could never forget the child. "Her only crime," he said, "is being a wiggly, smiley 6-year-old."
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Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Officials said she died while lunging at the gunman in an attempt to overtake him.
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This 2012 photo provided by the family shows teacher Lauren Rousseau. Rousseau has been called gentle, spirited and active. She had planned to see "The Hobbit" with her boyfriend Friday and had baked cupcakes for a party they were to attend afterward.
Jack Pinto was a huge New York Giants fan and a big admirer of star receiver Victor Cruz. Dean Pinto, father of Jack Pinto asked that we share this photograph of Jack.
This image of Charlotte Helen Bacon was provided by her family. She is the beloved daughter of Joel and JoAnn Bacon, and the sister of Guy Bacon. Charolette liked Tae Kwon Do, the color pink and she never met an animal she didn't love.
In this undated photo provided by Mark Sherlach, Mark Sherlach and his wife, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, pose for a photo. Those who knew her called her a wonderful neighbor, a beautiful person, a dedicated educator.
Children and their family pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Andrea Jaeger places flowers and a candle at a makeshift memorial outside a firehouse which was used as a staging area for families following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A woman comforts a young girl during a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Connecticut.
A couple carries balloons to offer at a curbside shrine to pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Mourners pay their respects at a memorial for shooting victims near Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates a mass on Sunday. The Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI conveyed "his heartfelt grief and the assurance of his closeness in prayer to the victims and their families in a condolence message to the monsignor of the diocese in Connecticut that includes Newtown.
A parishioner pays her respect at makeshift altar to the victims of an elementary school shooting after attending Sunday's Mass at St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown.
Newtown Police Officer Maryhelen McCarthy places flowers at a makeshift memorial outside St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
Mourners including a Newtown Police officers gather at a makeshift memorial outside St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
An unidentified woman stops at a makeshift memorial for victims.