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Firefighters honor Newtown victim who dreamed of being FF

Daniel Barden idolized his father's cousins who are firefighters in NYC

By EMS1 Staff

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Firefighters lined the streets of one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting's funeral procession in honor of the child's wish to be a firefighter himself.

Daniel Barden, 7, was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and dreamed of being a firefighter like his father's cousins in NYC, according to the LA Times.

FDNY firefighters joined mourners, dressed in dress Class A uniforms, standing silently outside the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown Wednesday.

“After 9/11 the whole country extended its sympathy to New York so we're here to show our support for this community," Lt. Eddie Boles, who works with Daniel's cousins, said.

Funeral services for students Charlotte Bacon and Caroline Previdi and Principal Dawn Hochsprung are also scheduled for Wednesday.

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Michelle Hurt Marbry Michelle Hurt Marbry Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:56:01 PM video won't play :(
Jamie Arnett Jamie Arnett Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:59:10 PM how gut wrenching..all those funerals...those poor people! :( :( :(
Rick Ross Rick Ross Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:49:54 PM Thank you FDNY. God bless you all.
Callie Power Callie Power Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:54:18 PM video wont play here either. God bless the firefighters for doing this as a final gift to this little boy! The family will now remember the honour of his death and the harshness of it will fade somewhat thanks to all of what you did!
Vickie Kail Wagaman Vickie Kail Wagaman Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:15:45 PM I am so glad to be part of such a brotherhood and sisterhood.....You are all awesome and true heroes....Thank you FDNY for your support.....Thank you Newton for making a dream come true. That lil boy will shine down on all of you....God Bless....
Josh Alger Josh Alger Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:10:34 PM Cool
Donna Graham Hammond Donna Graham Hammond Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:22:55 PM Thanks FDNY! God Bless

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