NEWTOWN (WKOW) – The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is
in Newtown, Connecticut, to honor six educators with its highest civilian award
after they were killed in the December elementary school massacre.
The society says Rachel D'Avino, Dawn
Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto
demonstrated courage, sacrifice and selflessness in trying to protect students
from the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The women's families will be presented with
the Citizen Honors Medal during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Newtown High
The organization, which is made up of Medal
of Honor recipients, will also present its Certificate of Commendation to all
of the other teachers and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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