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Friday marks 6 months since Sandy Hook tragedy

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NEWTOWN, CT (WKOW) – Friday will be a day of remembrance in Newtown as it marks six months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Twenty children, ages six and seven, along with six adults were killed on December 14th when a gunman opened fire in the Newtown, Connecticut, school.

In Newtown, Friday will start with moment of silence to mark the somber anniversary.

Those directly affected by the shooting continue to speak up about the need for action surrounding gun control.

Mark Barden, father of Newtown victim Daniel Barden, says, "We can't forget what happened.  We'll never forget what happened but we want to make sure that the awareness is there."

Many of the victims' families continue to encourage those who support the expansion of background checks to keep the conversation going.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is the second-deadliest in U.S. history.

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