Newtown Victims Memorialized with Trees in East Hampton

A memorial for the victims of the Newtown massacre has formed in East Hampton—a tribute from the residents of the East End to those impacted just across the Sound.

Twenty-six trees, one for each of the victims of Friday’s shootings, have been placed around the Hook Mill. Residents have begun decorating the trees and Sign Language of East Hampton is making 26 signs—each with a victim’s name on it—to hang on the branches.

The temporary memorial is similar to one recently erected in Newtown. An anonymous donor from North Carolina gave the town 26 five-foot trees, which have since been decorated with Christmas ornaments and plush toys.

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