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The Newtown we all know and love. The Newtown the rest of the world should see.

A short video I put together to show the world the real Newtown.

After the tragedy that occurred in my hometown on 12/14/12 I felt I needed to do something. Something to show the rest of the country how beautiful my hometown really is and how strong we are. This video I believe reflects that. I decided not to dwell on the events of that day but to show everyone the Newtown we all know and love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgstcU1l3gg&feature=youtu.be

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christine December 18, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Thank you. The pictures and music express how my family feels about Newtown but couldn't find the words...
marykay December 18, 2012 at 04:29 AM
This is the Newtown I remember, flagpole and all. Praying for all effected by this tragedy.
Wendy Youell Webb December 18, 2012 at 04:36 AM
This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Your whole town is in my prayers. Wendy in TN
Island Girl December 18, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Perfect, just perfect. This IS home. Thank you so much.
Elizabeth Ashley Johnson December 18, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Just want you to know,WOW you and all of Newtown,CT have a very Beautiful place and town to call your home. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to view the pictures. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. GOD BLESS NEWTOWN,CT Elizabeth Ashley Johnson, Kentucky
Johnny Martinez December 18, 2012 at 06:12 AM
father of 7 yr old girl in california wants the community to know, your in my prayers, and perhaps offer an idea to help, maybe turn the school into a memorial and burial. like native indians, its sacred ground.
Your Healthy Pet December 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the video of our Newtown.
Mardi December 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I LOVE your tribute to Newtown. This is the Newtown the rest of the world needs to see
John December 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Thank you.
Tracy Van Buskirk December 18, 2012 at 02:29 PM
A beautiful beautiful video. sums up my 25+ years here perfectly.
Renee Ferranti December 18, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Sending a bevy of well-wishes, and inestimable prayers to your lovely town from Staten Island, New York. May God bless you all.
Denise G. December 18, 2012 at 02:43 PM
What a gorgeous tribute to our beautiful little town during this difficult time. Thank you.
Monica December 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
We have lived here for only 5 years. We could have chosen anywhere in Fairfield county but after looking in Newtown and meeting the people that live here I only wanted to move to Newtown. I am so very proud that this is now my home, that my children will be raised here and I love the people here. God bless this town.
Karen P. and Mat K. December 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Thank you from my broken Newtown heart. This is how we want the world to know us. And this is why our hearts will mend.
susan kinden December 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thank you. This is beautiful and shows what Newtown really is. I have been gone from Newtown for over 20 yrs now and my heart breaks.
Eric Bengtson December 18, 2012 at 08:07 PM
We are Newtown and we will remember all those we lost. Thank you for this beautiful and hart wrenching video, I must have watched it 10 times already. Eric, Newtown
Tom December 19, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Seeing the happy times helps me remember the many wonderful times we experienced while living in Newtown. This is the way I want to remember this beautiful town, the wonderful people, the teachers who had such a profound impact on my sons and the ever beautiful flagpole. This IS how I remember Newtown. Thank you Chris, as always you are there for all the towns people!
Roberta Douglas December 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Thank you.
frank reese December 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Wow...lot of familiar places i see....We love Sandy Hook where members of our family lives there and in Bethel....many fond and loving memories.
Karen Livingston December 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM
What a truly beautiful tribute. This gift that you give your fellow towns people is just a wonderful, thoughtful and heartwarming gift.
Ashley Alcott December 19, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Anyone looking for a way to help the families that were affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary should consider attending the benefit dinner I am hosting along with some of my fellow Quinnipiac students. It will be on January 3, 2013 at 7:00pm at Woodwinds in Branford. All proceeds will go to Newtown Youth and Family Services to help the affected families cover the cost of grief counselling. More information and tickets can be found at www.hopeforsandyhook.com
JWG December 19, 2012 at 06:20 PM
There could not be a more beautiful or meaningful words to express our Newtown. God Blessed us with our town and children and we can not loose it because of this terrible assault. Our children, the angels we lost and the angles which remain, need the Newtown atmosphere as do many who have not experienced it.
joe tallo December 20, 2012 at 05:02 PM
He is with you and He will watch over ALL of your children.
Crusader Rabbit December 21, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Very nice indeed. From your friends in Bethel
Joyce Ray December 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Thank you. The video is a wonderful tribute to your town that is forever changed, as are we all. I have been to Newtown. It is a beautiful place. The news coverage shows that the people there are strong and committed to effecting change. May healing and peace come to Newtown in time.

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