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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 FireRescue1 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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Victoria G Dutton Victoria G Dutton Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:16:40 PM that is the most awesome thing that can ever be done for someone RIP little one. you will always be remembered and missed.
John Thompson John Thompson Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:36:08 PM RIP little one! we will always love you xx.
Denise Marie Mollica Denise Marie Mollica Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:54:50 PM I have alot of respect for the fire dept. for this. They did honor this child as they are always thier for others. I remember they also did honor my cousin son when he passed away as well an his dream also was to be a firefighter. I give great praise to them for what they did for this child an his family. It is with alot of honor.
Shell Hempe Shell Hempe Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:36:07 PM I imagine Daniel was looking down and loving the "honor" they have bestowed on him...RIP Little Angel......We Love You.
Jeff Barker Jeff Barker Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:36:34 PM Thanks to all who participated in this honorable showing of love and respect. I am sure the family greatly appreciated this!
Patti Moore Patti Moore Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:00:03 PM all my prayers and love I so so sorry heart broken.

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