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Remembering The Sandy Hook Tragedy 3 Years Later

Playing Remembering The Sandy Hook Tragedy 3 Years Later

Three years ago, the Sandy Hook tragedy unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut.

The event marked the unthinkable as a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as his own mother, before turning the gun on himself.

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President Obama wiped away tears as he spoke at a news conference after he learned the news.

He said: "They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings."

On the three-year anniversary of the tragedy, tributes poured in to the victims.

The 26 people who lost their lives at the school were: Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; Rachel Davino, 29; Olivia Engel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6; Dylan Hockley, 6; Dawn Hochsprung, 47; Madeleine F. Hsu, 6; Catherine V. Hubbard, 6; Chase Kowalski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6; James Mattioli, 6; Grace McDonnell, 7; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack Pinto, 6; Noah Pozner, 6; Caroline Previdi, 6; Jessica Rekos, 6; Avielle Richman, 6; Lauren Rousseau, 3-; Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27; Benjamin Wheeler, 6; Allison N. Wyatt, 6.

Notable names like Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley have taken to Twitter to remember the day.

Others like Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman- Schultz have tweeted:

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Sandy Hook joined a long line of horrific school shootings, including 1999’s Columbine horror, in which 15 were killed, and the Virginia Tech shooting of 2007, where 33 people perished.

Watch Below: How Mother of Young Sandy Hook Victim Lives on After Her Son's Death 

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