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With time, signs of grief disappearing in Conn.

Some to be used in a more lasting memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. — At least five of the children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School played at a gymnastics center called the Tumble Jungle. So, soon after the shootings, a staff member brought a bedsheet from her house, painted the words ‘‘Our Angels, Never Forgotten’’ on it, and she and her co-workers draped it over the sign in the front window.

It was one of dozens of such heartfelt memorials that appeared here on roadsides, in yards, and on storefronts in the days after the shootings. Today, the bedsheet is still there, rippling in the wind like a flag of mourning, which in every sense it is.

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