Marshall Islands Students Honor the Victims of Sandy Hook

Students and parents at the Majuro Cooperative School honor the victims of Sandy Hook in the Republic of the Marshall Islands on December 21, 2012. [U.S. Embassy Photo/Public Domain]

About the Author: Doug Carey serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Majuro.

Majuro Cooperative School in the Republic of the Marshall Islands put away their traditional red school uniforms and instead wore green and white - the school colors of Sandy Hook - to honor the children and teachers who lost their lives in Newtown. 

In a condolence card delivered to Ambassador Thomas Armbruster on December 21, the students said, “even though we are half a world away and living on a tiny island in the Pacific, we felt the pain…of the families and the community of Newtown.” Even though the United States and the Marshall Islands are geographically very distant from each other, the connection between the peoples of our two countries is particularly close. 

The Compact of Free Association between the Marshall Islands and the United States allows Marshallese students to travel, live, work and study in the United States; nearly…more »

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