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Thousands Mourn Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
The tears flowed freely as the people of Newtown, Connecticut remembered those gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults,” said President Obama.
The President said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation.
"I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts."
The next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in Newtown.
"They were innocent babies. That's what makes this so incomprehensible,” said Connecticut mourner Audrey Petschek.
Police believe the carnage could have been much worse. They say 20-year-old Adam Lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time.
Lt. Paul Vance with the Connecticut State Police said, "High capacity magazine for the rifle, multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both handguns."
Lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving.
For their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at Sunday's memorial service.