Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus is expected to make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday by sharing a very special moment with NFL football fans. During pregame coverage on Sunday, CBS will be honoring the community of Newtown, Connecticut as part of the programming. Never before has such a national tragedy been reflected on during the Super Bowl, but the chorus group from the community will be in New Orleans to sing for the fans watching the Super Bowl.
The performance definitely will be a sober reminder of the December14th shooting when a single gunman entered a community school and killed 26 people including 20 children. Sparking a debate about guns and shocking the world, the incident was a heartbreaking moment that America is healing from. Bringing the local group to the Super Bowl will help the healing process, but the safety of children in schools still is an issue for parents.
Announcing that the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus will sing "America the Beautiful," the group will be part of the programming before the game starts, but no word yet on whether the individuals will be on the field. Whether on or off the football field during their performance, the images of the singers from Connecticut singing will be stirring enough to remind everyone of the tragedy that struck the school in December as well as the issues still faced by America in keeping children safe.
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