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.

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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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