NEWTOWN, Conn. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – It's tough not to get emotional when thinking about the innocent lives lost during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred in Newtown, Conn. on Friday.
Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, was shot and killed in her home before Adam Lanza's shooting spree began.
Principal Dawn Hocksprung and psychologist Mary Sherlach rushed towards the area where sounds of the initial shots rang out. Both of them were murdered.
Lauren Rousseau, a substitute teacher at Sandy Hook, was killed in the massacre.
Victoria Soto, 27, was deemed a hero by all who have heard the tale of her classroom's horror. She hid many of her students protecting them from the gunman before Lanza opened fire on her.
Six-year-old Emilie Parker could light up a room. She was creative and learning to speak Portuguese.
Olivia Engel, also six-years-old, was known for her smile and was poised to be an angel in a live nativity scene that was slated for Friday.
Six-year-old Jesse Lewis was bright and full of love, and Grace McDonnell, 7, was adorable and full of life.
Noah Pozner had just turned 6-years-old and was the youngest of the 26 victims.
All the victims were innocent, and they all started their day just like they started most; however, the end of their lives are marred by tragedy.