Nightly News   |  May 06, 2013

Newtown heroes honored with Citizen Honors Medal

Six educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School were honored by the congressional Medal of Honor Society with the highest award it gives to a civilian. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> something special happened late today in newtown, kansas, the scene of the school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead just before christmas last year. every year the congressional medal of honor society gives out what they call the citizen honors medal. the highest civilian honor for valor given out by the men who have received their nation's highest military honor. today the recipients were six educators from sandy hook elementary. all women killed on the job that day. our military analyst jack jacobs was there and was among the recipients of the medal of honor who said today all six of today's citizens exemplified courage, sacrifice, selflessness in trying to protect their students from the gunmen at newtown.