U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address to the nation to honor the memories of the 26 children and educators who were shot to death one year ago in Newtown, Connecticut.
Obama said Saturday that as parents and Americans, the news of the deaths of six school workers and 20 children filled us with grief. He said that beneath the sadness, Americans also felt a sense of resolve, that the tragedies must end and that to end them, we must change.
The American leader went on to say that real change will not come from Washington, but from the American people.
On Friday, the White House announced Obama would honor those who died at Sandy Hook with a moment of silence Saturday at 9:30 am eastern time.