Sunset Junction Memorial to Children Killed at Sandy Hook Elementary Is a Mystery

Neighbors say the memorial popped up Friday night, and soon after was featured on television. But no one seems to know exactly how it got there or who is keeping it going.


Reader Jennifer Canal uploaded the picture above to our Pics & Clips gallery, with this caption:

I saw this tonight in Silverlake [sic] where Santa Monica Blvd dead ends into Sunset at the Sunset Junction. I thought it was a very touching memorial for the children lost at Sandy Hook.

Jennifer told us in an email that she'd first seen the memorial on television Friday night, just after 20 children and six adults died in a mass shooting in Newtown, CT.

But she had no idea who put it there.

We went over to check it out at  the intersection of Sanborn Avenue, Santa Monica and Sunset boulevards Tuesday.

When we first drove by, just before dusk, there was someone literally standing in the road praying at the shrine.

We decided to ask around at neighboring businesses, hoping to find out more.

Employees at Jiffy Lube, Intelligentsia, Clementime and Cafe Stella could not tell us how the memorial got there.

Several said they'd seen mourners there as recently as Monday night lighting candles.

TELL US: Have you noticed the memorial to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary? Do you know who put it there?

Green Stage Alliance December 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
It is irrelevant journalism your invitation to pursue the identity of the memorial. You show a yellow line of interest in community issues. It is a memorial coming from the hearth of Sunset Junction. that all you need to report.
Silver Laker December 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Not really a time for negativity GSA. I'm thankful the writer brought attention this. Actually these days I am thankful for a lot of things. Jump on board the "Thankfulness Train," we've got plenty of room! Hugs and kisses to all!
Anthea Raymond December 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM
@I would love to know who they are as it's an amazing monument that's sparked a wonderful outpouring!! AR
Dennis December 23, 2012 at 03:04 PM
This is probably a Hispanic symbol on public property, the candles tell me that.. Go to church, leave religion off the street.


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