Connecticut Shooting: Remembering Noah

04:48, Dec 18 2012
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A boy holds on to a man's coat while they hug at a makeshift memorial.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A Connecticut State Police Officer stands at an intersection in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Mourners leave Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Connecticut, after attending a funeral service for six-year-old Jack Pinto.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Mourners leave Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Connecticut, after attending a funeral service for six-year-old Jack Pinto.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Students and adults embrace as they wait to enter Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto were holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A boy waits to enter Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto were holding his funeral service, in Newtown.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Mourners leave Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Connecticut, after attending a funeral service for six-year-old Jack Pinto.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
The victims of the massacre, top row, from left: Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner. Second row: Jesse Lewis, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Charlotte Bacon, Chase Kowalski. Third row: Daniel Barden, Jack Pinto, Catherine Hubbard, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler. Fourth row: Grace McDonnell, James Mattioli, Avielle Richman, Rachel Davino, Anne Marie Murphy. Fifth row: Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Dawn Hochsprung, Nancy Lanza.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Women hang balloons outside the Abraham L. Green & Sons Funeral Home, where Sandy Hook Elementary school victim Noah Pozner's funeral will be held, in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
A woman grieves after visiting a memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Connecticut shooting: Funerals
Mourners leave Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Connecticut, after attending a funeral service for six-year-old Jack Pinto.

Noah Pozner was one of 20 small children gunned down by Adam Lanza at the weekend in one of America's worst mass shootings in history.

He was farwelled this morning by family and friends struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.

This is a eulogy for six-year-old made by his uncle Alexis Haller.

On Friday, December 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family. Noah was a 6-year-old little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts.

Words cannot express the unfathomable loss we feel.

Noah was a wonderful son and a loving brother.

He was kind, caring, smart, funny, and sometimes even a little mischievous. He liked to tell his sisters that he worked in a taco factory; when they asked him how he got to work, he would give them a funny look as if to say he knew something that they didn't.

Noah was a little kid. He loved animals, video games and Mario Brothers.

He was already a very good reader, and had just bought a Ninjago book at a book fair that he was really excited about reading. He was also very excited about going to a birthday party he had been invited to. It was to take place on Saturday, December 15.

Noah loved his family dearly, especially his mom, his dad, his big sisters Danielle and Sophia, his big brother Michael, and his dear twin Arielle. He called Arielle his best friend, and she was - and always had been.

If Noah had not been taken from us, he would have become a great man. He would been a wonderful husband and a loving father. He would have been a backbone of our family for years to come. His loss, and our loss, are deep indeed.

It is unspeakably tragic that none of us can bring Noah back. We would go to the ends of the Earth to do so, but none of us can.

What we can do is carry Noah within us, always. We can remember the joy he brought to us. We can hold his memory close to our hearts. We can treasure him forever. And all of us, including the family, the community, the country and the world, can honor Noah by loving each other and taking care of each other. That's what Noah would have wanted.

Noah, we love you so much, we miss you dearly, and we will never, ever forget you.

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