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Remembering Sandy Hook

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It's been a little over 10 months since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred in Connecticut.

The deaths of school children reverberated across the entire nation.

In fact, you may be surprised to learn that there's a memorial to the victims of Sandy Hook right here in North Dakota.

Kelli Volk takes us to the site.

Along Highway 52 rests the town of Balfour...just west of that town, a memorial dedicated to the lives lost in the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary.

The man responsible for creating the display is Balfour resident Tom Al me.

(Tom Alme, Balfour Resident)"It's on an area where there's people going by and it's convenient if they want to stop by and visit and say something or do something."

Shortly after the shooting, Alme started working on what is now a display of crosses The arrangement represents the students and teachers who were killed on December 14th, 2012.

It took Alme several weeks to hand-craft the display.

(Tom Alme, Balfour Resident)"Each cross has a name of a child and their picture."

Over 1,700 miles separate Newtown, Connecticut from Alme's display in Balfour; however, no distance or amount of time is too great to forget about the lives that were taken on that day.

(Tom Alme, Balfour Resident)"I just hope people think about these children, especially the parents and so on. I have a grandson that's 7 years old now and this is one of those things where I though 'What would happen if it happened to me? How would I feel?' And I try to think about what must be going through these parents at the loss of their children. It's tragic."

Near Balfour, Kelli Volk, KX News.

December 14th is the one-year anniversary of the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.

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