At a time when Newtown should be reveling in holiday cheer, the grief-stricken community will begin the grim task of lowering little coffins into the ground.
Jack Pinto, 6, whose love for sports ran the gamut, but none so deep as football, will be laid to rest Monday.
Noah Pozner, another 6-year-old, whose family said he could get what he wanted just by batting his long eyelashes, will also be buried.
And the heartbreaking ritual will continue for days.
Jessica Rekos on Tuesday. Benjamin Wheeler on Thursday. Madeleine Hsu, Friday. All of them 6 years old.
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