|Published:||May 06, 2013 10:01 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 06, 2013 10:01 AM EDT|
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is in Newtown, Conn., to honor six educators killed in the December elementary school massacre with its highest civilian award.
The society says Rachel D'Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto exemplified courage, sacrifice and selflessness in trying to protect students from the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The women's families will be presented with the Citizen Honors Medal during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Newtown High School.
The organization, which is made up of Medal of Honor recipients, also will present its Certificate of Commendation to all of the other teachers and staff of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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