President Barack Obama will be in Newtown, Conn. Sunday, meeting with the families of victims in Friday’s elementary school shooting that left 20 children and six women dead. The president will also attend an interfaith memorial service for the victims.
Hours after the shooting, a tearful Obama said he grieved first as a father. In those remarks and later in his Saturday radio address, Obama called for “meaningful action” to prevent such shootings, but did not say what it should be.
Obama’s visit to Newtown for an interfaith vigil would be the fourth time he has traveled to a city after a mass shooting.
The president had planned to travel to Maine Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.