NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A New York City street has been renamed in honor of Benjamin Wheeler, one of the children killed on 12/14.
Family and friends gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign post at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard.
Benjamin was one of 20 first grade student shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Six educators were also killed that morning.
The Wheeler family lived in the neighborhood where the street was renamed before moving to Newtown.
David Wheeler said at the tearful gathering that Benjamin’s first glimpse of the world was around the intersection now bearing his name. Mr Wheeler was joined by his wife Francine and their older son, Nate, for the emotional gathering.