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President Obama Lands in Connecticut

Obama is to meet with the families of victims killed in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and to thank first responders, according to the White House.

President Barack Obama has landed this afternoon at the Bradley Air National Guard base in East Granby, CT, about 60 miles northeast of Newtown, for his scheduled appearance tonight in Newtown.

Obama is to meet with the families of victims killed in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and to thank first responders, according to the White House.

"The President will also speak at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims as well as families from Sandy Hook Elementary School scheduled for 7 p.m.," the White House said.

The president, in a motorcade of about 20 vehicles, has left the airport.

Elisabeth Carroll December 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I hope that the people of Newtown will know that our President truly represents all who mourn the loss of your dear ones. We cannot be there, but we share your grief. Elisabeth, Salt Lake City, UT
Sheila Darnell December 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM
To ALL the families of Sandy Hook Elementary, Our hearts are heavy with sorrow we feel so sorry and helpless. Please know that we send our deepest sympathy. Sheila, Sacramento, CA
Everette &Cordell December 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM
The Everette and Cordell family would like to tell all the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Our hearts are sadden by the families grieving over the loss of a loved one, and we are truly sorry for what happened.
mamalion December 17, 2012 at 01:08 AM
It is with deep sorrow that we mourn this loss as a whole. We are all in this together. God bless every human being that is grieving today. God help us.
t jackson December 17, 2012 at 01:43 AM
My heart goes out to all fo your familes even the young man and his mom,,,,,,,,, I have a grand daughter that started kendergarden this year i couldn't ever imagine.......... Prayer will change things. Lake Charles, LA
Patty Moak December 17, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Patty Moak, Portland, OR. I am grieving for the loss of 20 beautiful, innocent children and 6 courageous teachers. The sadness is deep in my heart. I weep for all of you. With love to all of you
Lori December 17, 2012 at 03:09 AM
We all stand together as one in grieving for these sadly taken by such a horrible act of violence.To the victims and the families you are all in my prayers. Love to all... Lori King New Port Richey, Florida
Sara C December 17, 2012 at 05:56 AM
There are no words or gestures in this world to bring back these innocent Angels and their very own Guardian Angels, the same who also died trying to protect them from harm. May God have mercy help guide them through this tragedy. Give them the comfort and strength just knowing that all their souls are at peace where we will all meet someday, at Heavens Gate. May the Lord bless you all...
misty December 17, 2012 at 07:02 AM
May god be with all the family's who lost there loved one's you are all in my pray's and i'll keep on praying that god will walk beside you all I'm so sorry about every one of your all's loss and just remmber your not alone because you have alot of people praying for you all and even though we can't take away your pain your all going though you all have people out that care about you all and may you know that one day you will get to join your lost loved one's I know an I will one day be able to join all of my lost loved ones that have past also . Lot's of pray's and love to you all Misty
Paris Moore December 17, 2012 at 07:14 AM
My heart is full of pain. It's almost like I lost my own child. I can't believe someone would be so cruel and evil minded to take a precious child's life. Everytime I watch the news or listen to radio I just break down cause I know this could've happen to my child or anywhere in the US. May God give these families the strength to continue to deal with this horrible crime and to heal all of America's broken hearts. America don't take life for granted for time is short we can be here one minute and gone the next!! Sending lots of love and prayers all the way from LaGrange, Ga to Newtown CT !! May God Bless & Heal all of you!!
Jo-Ann Anderson December 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you the families of Sandy Hook Elementary. My heart is full of sorrow, sadness, grief and bewilderment. Jo, New Zealand
Da Bandit December 17, 2012 at 01:00 PM
God seems to work in strange ways. Why would he allow these small children to be killed? Is there a higher calling for them?
Da Bandit December 17, 2012 at 01:07 PM
All of us mourn the loss of these small children and the ones who did their best to protect them from harm. Bringing who represents whom into this is really not a concern of those in Newtown right now. Photo ops are not the time.
Sharon Wilks December 17, 2012 at 04:46 PM
it is with deepest sympathy that I write these words of comfort. To all the families and friends of the loved ones who are gone on before us, just know that GOD in all His glory is looking down and comforting you. As Paul reminded us "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him." 2 Cor 2:8&9 KJV. Your children, parents and friends is in the arms of Almighty GOD and he is welcoming them into his kingdom. Some day you too will join your loved ones and will share lots of hugs and kisses. God Bless you and you are constantly and will always be in my prayers. Be bless. Sharon from Georgia.
lee December 17, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Each one of the children and Adults were a special breed. Something evil took them away. God didn't do this. God just took the pain away and laid them to rest in his arms.
martin F Bennett December 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel over your loss of your beautiful children and the heroic teachers who tryed to protect them.Please know there are millions of people in the states and around the world who really care and have shed tears for all of these angels.....Marty
D Saenz December 17, 2012 at 06:51 PM
My all the families of all the innocent people who perished find peace. From our family we send our deepest sympathy and prayers. God bless you all! You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless the city of Newtown, CT. From Crystal City, VA

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