Photos: Memorials Grow, Vigils Kept ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 17 A woman kisses a stuffed animal before placing it on the memorial. Julio Cortez AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 17 A memorial near the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mike Segar Reuters/Landov VIEW SLIDESHOW 3 of 17 A sign reading "Pray for Newtown" hangs from a stone bridge over Hawley Pond in Newtown. Peter Foley EPA/Landov VIEW SLIDESHOW 4 of 17 Firefighters and other volunteers organize a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School. Jason DeCrow AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 5 of 17 At Newtown High School, residents greet each other before an interfaith vigil for the victims of the shooting. Evan Vucci AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 of 17 Rachel Pullen (center) kisses her son, Landon DeCecco, at a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mario Tama Getty Images VIEW SLIDESHOW 7 of 17 President Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Newtown. Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images VIEW SLIDESHOW 8 of 17 Mourners outside Newtown High School listen to a memorial service over a loudspeaker, on Sunday evening. David Goldman AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 9 of 17 Manuel Moreno walks his daughter Jady, 6, to the Morris Street Elementary School in Danbury, Conn. Teachers and parents across the country were wrestling with how best to quell children's fears about returning to school. Mary Altaffer AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 10 of 17 Mourners embrace as they leave the Honan Funeral Home, where the family of Jack Pinto was holding his funeral service on Monday. Mike Segar Reuters/Landov VIEW SLIDESHOW 11 of 17 People arrive for the funeral services of Noah Pozner in Fairfield. Spencer Platt Getty Images VIEW SLIDESHOW 12 of 17 Mourners gather outside the funeral service of Jack Pinto, 6, in Newtown. Monday was the first day of funerals for the victims. David Goldman AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 13 of 17 Veronique Pozner waves to the members of the press as she leaves after a funeral service for her son, 6-year-old Noah Pozner in Fairfield, Conn. Noah was one of 20 students killed in the shootings on Friday. Jason DeCrow AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 14 of 17 A mourner pays his respects at one of the makeshift memorials in Newtown. Mary Altaffer AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 15 of 17 Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the shooting on Monday night in Newtown. Mario Tama Getty Images VIEW SLIDESHOW 16 of 17 A student looks for a place to leave flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the entrance of Newtown High School on Tuesday in Newtown, Conn. Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images VIEW SLIDESHOW 17 of 17 A mourner pays his respects at one of the makeshift memorials for the Sandy Hook elementary shooting on Monday in Newtown, Conn. Mary Altaffer AP Originally published on December 18, 2012 9:57 am More details are emerging about the shooter and his victims in the worst act of deadly violence at an elementary school in U.S. history. View the discussion thread.