Yanks honor Newtown victims, families

July, 7, 2013
7/07/13
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NEW YORK -- The Yankees are hosting "Newtown Day" on Sunday, as approximately 4,000 residents of Newtown, Conn., are attending the game as guests of the team. The 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were listed on the center field scoreboard before the game, and the Newtown Youth Voices sang the National Anthem. The Sandy Hook Fire Department and Newtown Police Department supplied a joint Color Guard.

"Having reasons to come together as a community in celebration, for moments of enjoyment, is very important to us," Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra said. "We came together in grief for many months and we really enveloped ourselves I think that in that sense of grief. It's important to break through and come together to have fun. These events are really important to us."

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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Michael Pineda
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