Obama to Attend Newtown Memorial

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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks during a previously unannounced appearance in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

As the father of two children, President Obama has been visibly distraught over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. On Sunday, he plans to visit Newtown, Conn., to meet with victims’ families and first responders. At 7 p.m., he will speak publicly at an interfaith vigil for the school’s families. On Friday, the president held a press conference where, wiping tears from his eyes, he spoke of “the beautiful little kids” and said “I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.”