A tribute to those lost to the shattering event that took place in Connecticut:

Through the tragedy and despair,
Let us all remember,
All the lives that were lost,
In the month of December.

They were merely children,
Who would play in sand,
And the grief their families feel,
Too hard to comprehend.

And though these words mean little,
We all send our best,
To the families and friends,
Of those souls laid to rest.

R.I.P. Charlotte, Daniel, Rachel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Anne Marie, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Benjamin and Allison.

And the utmost respect to the brave members of staff who gave their lives to protect the future: Dawn, Lauren, Mary and Victoria.

Their lives may be lost, but not forgotten - They live on in those that knew and loved them.