(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to be awarded posthumously to the educators killed in the Newtown shooting:
"I look forward to joining the families of the courageous educators killed in the Newtown shooting next Friday, February 15 at a White House ceremony where the President will posthumously honor them with the Presidential Citizens Medal. These extraordinary educators, who sacrificed their lives to protect students in their care, gave a profound new dimension to the meaning of public service. All of America has been awed by the story of their strength, bravery and caring reflected in this honor."
Background on the award can be found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal/criteria