Updated:NEWTOWN, CONN. —
Two more children from Newtown, Conn. will be laid to rest Tuesday following one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history.
Family and friends will remember two 6-year-old girls Charlotte Bacon and Jessica Rekos on Tuesday.
A group from the town will travel to Washington on Tuesday morning to try to convince lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws.
Parents in the small town are doing what they shouldn’t have to. Six-year-old Noah Pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and Mexican food.
At his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. Inside the funeral, his mother moved everyone to tears with her stories.
“When she told him, ‘I love you,’ his answer was, ‘Not as much as I love you,’” said mourner Rabbie Edgar Gluck.
Another funeral took place, this one for Jack Pinto, also 6 years old.
“It’s sad, just sad … heavy-hearted,” said mourner Gwendolyn Glover.
Jack loved the New York Giants. His favorite player Victor Cruz wore his name on his cleats during Sunday’s game.
“To have my jersey, and to be his favorite player so that they want to bury him with it, it was unreal. So, I told them I was completely honored,” said New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.
There is still so much pain for all close to Friday’s shooting. Connecticut Gov. Danniel Malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children had died, and now he will attend so many funerals.
“You see little coffins and your heart has to ache,” Malloy said.
New information about the 20-year-old shooter, Adam Lanza, paints the picture of a young man that seemed to be unraveling.
For years, his mother Nancy shared her struggles with Adam’s emotional and behavioral problems with people at a Newtown bar and restaurant, according to the owners.
And Nancy’s friends said she told them in the last few months Adam was so troubled he would not leave the house.
“She home schooled him and everything. So, like I said, I knew he was on medication, but that’s all I know,” said restaurant owner Louise Tambascio.
A former babysitter said he was told by Nancy to never leave Adam alone. “Never even go to the bathroom or turn your back on him at any time,” said Ryan Kraft.
Despite his problems, friends say Nancy took her son to local firing ranges and introduced him to the world of high-powered guns.
Malloy is calling for a moment of silence and for churches to ring bells Friday at the exact moment of last week’s shooting.