Firefighters Line The Procession Route For Daniel Barden Today In Newtown, Connecticut

Newtown Funerals: Firefighters Line Procession Route For Daniel Barden, 7, Who Wanted To Be One

NEWTOWN, Conn., — Seven-year-old Daniel Barden wanted to be a firefighter.

One of the 26 victims slain when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, sadly Daniel never got the chance to grow up.

Today, firefighters from as far away as New York lined the funeral procession as Daniel’s coffin was taken to the St Rose of Lima Church. The firefighters formed an honor guard along the road, tweeted NBC reporter Kimberley Kaplan.

Also in attendance were Daniel’s parents, Mark and Jackie, brother, James, 12 and sister, Natalie, 10.

Described as a “light … always smiling, unfailingly polite, incredibly affectionate, fair and so thoughtful towards others, imaginative in play, both intelligent and articulate in conversation: in all, a constant source of laughter and joy,” these are the memories Daniel’s parents shared with the Wall Street Journal.

The fifth child funeral in a week that has already seen four children buried — Jessica Rekos, James Mattioli, Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner — a further two children will be laid to rest today. Their names are Charlotte Bacon and Caroline Previdi, both were 6-years-old.

Victoria Soto, 27, the first grade teacher who reportedly hid youngsters in her classroom closet and told Lanza that the children were at the other end of the school will also be buried today.

Daniel Barden, 7-Years-Old, Was Buried Today In Newtown, Connecticut