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.