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Sandy Hook Elementary Students Sing with Jennifer Hudson at Super Bowl XLVII

Recording artist Jennifer Hudson performs with members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School choir before Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

In one of the darkest days in our country’s history, 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT were shot and killed by a gunman.

The unimaginable sucker punch brought the nation to its knees. In the days following the tragedy, the NFL joined in mourning by honoring the victims with a moment of silence before every game that week. Players wore “S.H.E.S.” stickers on helmets, and wrote personal messages  on shoes to show support.

Over a month later, the NFL continues to honor the Newton community. The league flew 26 Sandy Hook students and their families to New Orleans to perform “America the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson before the Baltimore Ravens v. San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl.

The performance is definitely worth another watch.

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Topics: America The Beautiful, Baltimore Ravens, Sandy Hook Elementary, Super Bowl

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