Second anniversary of Newtown tragedy recognized in 'personal reflection'

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A roadside memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16, 2012. (Dylan Stableford/Yahoo)
There were no public ceremonies in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday, which marked two years since the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"This second anniversary, like the first one last year, will be recognized in personal reflection and remembrance," Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and school Superintendent Joseph Erardi wrote in an open letter. "We believe this statement represents the best interest of our community. Thank you for respecting our call on behalf of all residents and school children for privacy and gentleness of spirit."