Newtown accepting design submissions for Sandy Hook memorial


NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Newtown officials are accepting design submissions for a permanent memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Kyle Lyddy, who heads the commission charged with coming up with a memorial, says they are looking for a design that will be sensitive to everyone who was impacted by the tragedy in the Connecticut town.Related Content: Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

Lyddy says they are hoping to get submissions from landscape architects, architects and artists. He says emerging design professionals are also encouraged to submit a design by Dec. 15.

The 2012 massacre took the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The town recently received a donation of more than 5 acres of land for the memorial. It includes open spaces that once were ball fields, two ponds and woodlands.

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