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East Northport Family Honors Newtown Victims on Front Lawn

The Nichol family arranged its Christmas lights in the shape of a star to remember the children on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Dean Nichol dedicated his Christmas decorating to the victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. He arranged 20 white christmas trees in the shape a star to honor the 20 children. Photo by Dean Nichol.
Dean Nichol dedicated his Christmas decorating to the victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. He arranged 20 white christmas trees in the shape a star to honor the 20 children. Photo by Dean Nichol.
Last year, East Northport resident Dean Nichol, honored the victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting by creating a memorial on his front lawn using Christmas decorations for the children who never got the chance to spend the holiday with their families.

He positioned small white Christmas trees in the shape of a cross, flanked by two wooden gates represent the children going through the gates of heaven.

This year, Nichol is once again dedicating his Christmas decorating to the 20 children of Sandy Hook Elementary School in honor of the one-year anniversary of the shooting.

On his lawn this year, are 20 white, glowing trees in the shape of a star to remember the victims.

"The star on the lawn signifies the North Star that the three wise men followed. (20) Angels make up this Star," he said.

Do you have a message for the families of Newton, Conn. on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Sandy Hook? Send your kind words here.

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