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Victims' Parents Join Panel on Newtown Memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Four parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are among the people chosen for a commission that will decide how to memorialize the victims.

Twelve people were sworn in Monday evening as members of the commission that will evaluate whether, how and where a permanent memorial should be built. The town has received many proposals but the process is expected to take several years.

A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school on December 14.

The victims' parents on the commission are JoAnn Bacon, Brian Engel, Scarlett Lewis and Tricia Pinto. They and the other members, including architects, were chosen from 35 candidates who volunteered.

The panel's recommendation will be submitted to the Board of Selectmen.

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