Sandy Hook anniversary: Grieving parents support 'Sandy Hook Promise' (PHOTOS)

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Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre victims hold hands during a press conference on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

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John Moore

One month after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and 6 adults dead, parents gathered to pay tribute to the victims and to support a non-profit calling for dialogue.

"We have a responsibility to make something happen," said Tom Bittman, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, speaking at a press conference on Monday morning, according to ABC News. "We want Newtown to be remembered for change. We refuse to be remembered only for our loss. We want the shooting to be remembered as a turning point."

Meanwhile, a vote is supposed to take place on Monday night, to decide whether to name a school in Stratford, Conn., after one of the teachers slain in the shooting, NBC News reported. Victoria Soto, 27, died protecting her students and has been hailed a hero in the aftermath of the shooting.

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    Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene, the parents of Ana Marquez-Greene a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attend a news conference January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Families of victims asked that there be a dialogue to find solutions on how to prevent similar future violence.

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    The mother of Benjamin Wheeler, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attends a news conference on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Families of victims asked that there be a dialogue to find solutions on how to prevent similar future violence.

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    DON EMMERT

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    Family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting attend a news conference January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Families of victims asked that there be a dialogue to find solutions on how to prevent similar future violence.

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    DON EMMERT

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    Family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting attend a news conference January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Families of victims asked that there be a dialogue to find solutions on how to prevent similar future violence.

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    DON EMMERT

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    A small memorial lines a road near Sandy Hook Elementary School on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.

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    John Moore

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    Family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting attend a news conference on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Families of victims asked that there be a dialogue to find solutions on how to prevent similar future violence.

    Credit:

    DON EMMERT

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    Ian Hockley holds a photo of his son Dylan Hockley (6), embrace during a press conference with fellow parents of victims on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Jackie Barden, whos son Daniel was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, kisses her daughter Natalie (10), during a press conference on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Nelba Marquez Greene (L) and Nicole Hockley (R) both mothers of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre victims, console each other during a press conference on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Members of the Newtown community attend a press conference with parents of Sandy Hook Elementary victims on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    A sign leans against a home's picket fence near Sandy Hook Elementary School on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre victims hold hands during a press conference on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Ian Hockley (C), holds a photo of his son Dylan Hockley (6), while arriving with fellow parents of Sandy Hook Elementary victims for a press conference with fellow parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. Eleven families of Sandy Hook massacre victims came to the event one month after the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, a new non-profit with the goal of preventing such tragedies in the future.

    Credit:

    John Moore

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    Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.

    Credit:

    John Moore