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A heart-breaking guard of honor
for their little comrade: Fire heroes
line funeral of seven-year-old
Daniel Barden who dreamed of joining
their ranks - but whose life was
cut short at Sandy Hook

Daily Mail (UK), by Lydia Warren

Original Article

Posted By:zephyrgirl, 12/19/2012 3:59:46 PM

Seven-year-old Daniel Barden had one hope for when he grew up: To be a firefighter like his uncles. But while the youngster´s future was tragically cut short when he became one of Adam Lanza´s 26 victims in the Sandy Hook massacre on Friday, his dreams have not been forgotten. In a heart-wrenching display of kindness and remembrance on Wednesday morning, firefighters from as far as New York City attended the young boy´s funeral in Newtown to pay their respects.

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What a thoughtful gesture at such a sad time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/19/2012 4:15:49 PM     (No. 9074923)

If your heart isn´t already broken, this article and the photos and video will do it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/19/2012 4:41:15 PM     (No. 9074979)

RIP young Daniel. And kudos to the fire personnel who manned the honor guard for the little future hero.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/19/2012 4:44:36 PM     (No. 9074982)

Wow.
RIP Daniel.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: treyb, 12/19/2012 5:45:49 PM     (No. 9075054)

I wish the press would leave these people alone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pomom, 12/19/2012 5:46:32 PM     (No. 9075056)

It is just heartbreaking. I can barely watch the coverage on TV.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 12/19/2012 5:58:07 PM     (No. 9075071)

Tears running down my face.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: rubberneck, 12/19/2012 6:59:46 PM     (No. 9075145)

I take comfort in knowing, as the Christmas carol says:

"The wrong shall fail, the right prevail."

God bless good people everywhere! Let´s not forget that the good guys outnumber the bad guys. (I bet Daniel would´ve made a GREAT fire fighter.)

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