Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction


              This illustration provided by Daniel Affleck, depicts his design for the proposed Sandy Hook victims memorial in Newton, Conn. The state is expected to give final approval to $2.5 million for the project Friday, July 23, 2021. (SWA Group/Daniel Affleck via AP)
            
              This illustration provided by Daniel Affleck, depicts his design for the proposed Sandy Hook victims memorial in Newton, Conn. The state is expected to give final approval to $2.5 million for the project Friday, July 23, 2021. (SWA Group/Daniel Affleck via AP)
            
              This illustration provided by Daniel Affleck, depicts his design for the proposed Sandy Hook victims memorial in Newton, Conn. The state is expected to give final approval to $2.5 million for the project Friday, July 23, 2021. (SWA Group/Daniel Affleck via AP)
            
              This illustration provided by Daniel Affleck, depicts his design for the proposed Sandy Hook victims memorial in Newton, Conn. The state is expected to give final approval to $2.5 million for the project Friday, July 23, 2021. (SWA Group/Daniel Affleck via AP)