02/15/2013 12:26 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2013

Obama Tears Up At Citizens Medal Ceremony Featuring Sandy Hook Educators (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama teared up during a White House ceremony honoring the teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

Obama posthumously awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal to the six educators who died during the school shooting that also claimed the lives of 20 children.

Those honored included Rachel Davino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto.

WATCH: Video of Obama tearing up during the ceremony:


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