The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission announced the final design has been unanimously selected for the memorial in Newtown, Connecticut. The Clearing by Ben Waldo and Daniel Affleck of SWA Group was officially recommended by the commission, and the Board of Selectmen will make final approvals this month. Chosen out of three concepts unveiled in May, the winning memorial honors the 26 victims and survivors of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More than five years have passed since the mass shooting in Newtown, and the memorial design hopes to bring a sense of healing to Sandy Hook. Sited on a 5-acre site near the elementary school, the land for the memorial was signed over by a trust to the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission in 2017. Dan Krauss, the commission’s chair, said the design was “universally loved” by parents who lost children in the Dec. 14, 2012, attack.
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