Updated: Thursday, 20 Dec 2012, 9:10 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 20 Dec 2012, 7:18 PM EST
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The past six days has felt like six months or perhaps even six years for the people of Newtown. They say the support has been heartwarming, but now they need some peace and quiet.
Police motorcades have been escorting innocent victims to their resting place for several days. Police in the streets, people from everywhere, parking spots filled with media live trucks.
Rich Cooke says it's been a struggle to drive a half mile to the laundry mat.
"You're not helping anybody here by sitting in traffic and taking pictures just to say you were here," Cooke said.
"I definitely respect the need for media and the need for attention on it, but there comes a point you have to please go home. Please let us grieve quietly, grieve peacefully," Amanda Talbot said.
Talbot's mom, a substitute teacher at Sandy Hook was at the doctors office on that tragic day. You can imagine just how precious this mother daughter trip to Walgreens is for them. Especially, after attending a young victim's funeral.
Valerie Corsi also attended one.
"I'm here going to the drugstore and channel 8 got a hold me for an interview. And I'm glad you did, 'cause I do have a message," Corsi said.
That message, keep Sandy Hook in your prayers, send us messages, just spend your time in another place and make a difference.
"My message from Sandy Hook to the people of the United States would be, find an organization that can help kids and do something positive before we lose more than just the 20 that we lost here in Sandy Hook," Corsi said.