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Sandpoint Snowmen Honor Fallen Kids

Everyone deals with tragedy in their own way. For Sandpoint resident Randy Carne, the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy still weighs heavily on his mind as he and his loved ones as Christmas nears. However, the recent heavy snowfalls have given him a way to process those feelings. Anyone driving by a house on the corner of Oak Street and Florence Avenue can easily see the results in the form of 20 lovingly crafted snowmen — one for each child killed in the tragic shooting. “Everyone finds their own way of coping, especially during this time of year,” he said. The project began on Tuesday, when Carne had the idea to take advantage of the freshly-fallen snow and make some snowmen/Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner County Bee. More here.

Question: I appreciate this creative memorial by Randy Carne of Sandpoint. A bunch. But it brings up something that has bugged me since the horrific massacre. Why don't we equally honor the 6 adults who died in the rampage, including a couple who heroically tried to protect the children? Or do we?

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