Sandy Hook, Newtown to be represented in Super Bowl


A little more than a month after the fatal shooting of 26 students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the NFL announced that the school will be represented in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the NFL will fly in the Sandy Hook chorus and their families to perform "America the Beautiful," which will air live as part of CBS' pregame show, just before Alicia Keys' rendition of the national anthem.

Since the Dec. 14 shooting rampage, the NFL has supported Newtown victims and survivors via charitable donations, moments of silence before games, a black-ribbon logo on helmets and "S.H.E.S." decals on players' equipment.

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