NEWTOWN, Ct. (AP) — A memorial to the 20 first graders and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has opened to the public, a month before the 10th anniversary of the massacre.
No ceremony was planned Sunday at the site a short distance from the school.
It has become a custom in Newtown on anniversaries and other remembrances of the shooting to mark them with quiet reflection.
Relatives of the victims were given a private tour of the grounds on Saturday.
Paths at the memorial lead to a water feature with a sycamore tree in the middle and the victims' names engraved on the top of a surrounding supporting wall.