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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:39 AM

Newtown Children to Sing at Super Bowl

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/31/7171/02081

Newtown Children to Sing at Super Bowl

by Steven D
Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 07:17:01 AM EST


Twenty-six kids from Sandy Hook Elementary will sing America the Beautiful at the Superbowl on Sunday. This was announced by the NFL yesterday. The number 26 is the same number of children and adults who were slaughtered at Sandy Hook in December. Apparently an anonymous donor is paying their expenses.

"It's an honor," said a local parent who did not wish to be identified.


I imagine this will not go over well with those who support an extreme interpretation of the 2nd amendment, however even people who comment on a popular sports blog, Pro Football Talk, where one can usually find mostly conservative comments whenever politics rears its head there, are generally supportive.

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In any case, even if you aren't a football fan, you may want to tune in at six pm on Sunday to catch the kids from Newtown, CT, children who lost their schoolmates, teachers and Principal to a deranged young man with am AR-15 Bushmaster, sing America the Beautiful. I doubt anyone will dare heckle those children.

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http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/31/7171/02081

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:43 AM

1. Oh, my...

Pass the kleenex. I hadn't intended to watch the SB, but, will have to for this poignant and brave performance.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:44 AM

2. "I doubt anyone will dare heckle those children."

He is an optimist.

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Response to Robb (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:18 AM

3. I hear you; I hope people are kind. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. Lovely. I hope they are well received.

I will definitely tune in for this even though I don't particularly care for football.

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