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Benjamin Wheeler

The Last Time I Saw Ben Wheeler

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The last time I saw Ben Wheeler, he and his big brother Nate were eating chocolate-chip pancakes and being terribly silly. Nine months after the pancake breakfast, I got a strange voicemail: There had been another school shooting, this time in Connecticut.

Sandy Hook Parents: Protecting The Sacred Hole In Your Heart

OWN | Posted 11.21.2013 | OWN

Francine and David Wheeler lost their 6-year-old son, Benjamin, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. On "Super Soul Sunday,"...

NYC Street To Be Renamed After Newtown Boy

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City street will be renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy who died in the elementary school massacre in Connecticut in December....

An Anthem for Sandy Hook

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Sitting at the services for Ben Wheeler, I and all of the close friends of David and Francine and Nate Wheeler wondered, how do we carry them? And not just us, the whole town, the whole country and the world was struck to the heart's core by this act of brutality.

WATCH: Remember the Victims, Reject the Violence

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Bill Moyers

Good laws are hard to come by. Civilization, just as hard. The rough and tumble of politics makes them so. But democracy aims for a moral order as just as humanly possible, which means laws that protect the weak and not just the strong. Lest we forget.

Newtown Devastated As Funerals Continue

Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime

The grief-stricken community of Newtown continues its public mourning on Thursday with funerals for victims from Friday's elementary school massacre. ...

Newtown Emergency Responders Carry Heavy Burden

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. — While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of res...