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'Show Me Your Smile'

On Dec. 14, six members of the faculty and 20 1st graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., were killed at the hands of a violent gunman intent on doing harm.

During an interfaith vigil at the Newtown High School two days later, President Barack Obama quoted scripture and tried to console the town and its families. He highlighted the bravery of the staff who tried to safeguard their young charges, with some sacrificing their lives in the process.

"We know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms, and kept steady through it all, and reassured their students by saying 'Wait for the good guys, they're coming,' the President said. "'Show me your smile'."

Here are some of those smiles.


Photo by Eliza Hallabeck/Newtown Bee/AP
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, 47
School Principal
Photo by Rex Features/AP
Mary Sherlach, 56
School Psychologist
Photo by Rex Features/AP
Victoria 'Vicki' Soto, 27
First Grade Teacher
Photo by Rousseau Family/AP
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Teacher
Photo by Engel Family/Tim Nosezo/AP
Olivia Engel, 6
Student
Photo by Hockley Family/AP
Dylan Hockley, 6
Student
Photo by Rex Features/AP
Jesse Lewis, 6
Student
Photo by The Gay Family/AP
Josephine Gay, 7
Student
Photo by Rex Features/AP
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Student
Photo by McDonnell Family/AP
Grace McDonnell, 7
Student
Photo by Emilie Parker Fund/AP
Emilie Parker, 6
Student
Pinto Family via Hartford Courant/MCT
Jack Pinto, 6
Student
Photo by Pozner Family/AP
Noah Pozner, 6
Student
Photo by Rekos Family/AP
Jessica Rekos, 6
Student
Photo by Richman Family/AP
Avielle Richman, 6
Student
Photo by Wheeler Family/AP
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Student
Family Photo via Benjamin Wyatt/AP
Allison Wyatt, 6
Student
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Student
Daniel Barden, 7
Student
Rachel DaVino, 29
Behavioral Therapist
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Student
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Student
Chase Kowalski, 7
Student
James Mattioli, 6
Student
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Special Education Teacher
Caroline Previdi, 6
Student
Note: We will update this list with additional photos as they become available.
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