Tuesday, February 05, 2013
President Obama continues to work on gun control and preventing future attacks like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Here is a related news item----
President Obama will posthumously award the Presidential Citizens Medal to the six teachers and administrators who died in December's Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting.
The president will present the awards next Friday to the surviving family members at a ceremony at the White House, the Connecticut Post reported Tuesday.
The six recipients include Dawn Hochsprung, the Sandy Hook Elementary principal, and Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist. Four teachers — Rachel D'Avino, Lauren Rousseau, Anne Murphy and Victoria Soto — were also slain in the attack, along with 20 schoolchildren......
Those brave women gave their lives trying to protect those children. Teachers are some of the strongest and most courageous people. It is a shame that some people continue to disrespect the dedication that teachers show in their profession.
* The President presents his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, February 12th, according to the White House website. Hopefully, the Republicans will behave themselves this time and act appropriately.