“Newtown Day” at Yankee Stadium held for victims, residents

“Newtown Day” at Yankee Stadium held for victims, residents

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The New York Yankees hosted about 4,000 residents of Newtown, Conn., during their game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Prior to the game, the Yankees held a moment of silence for those victims from the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were listed on the giant centerfield video board.

The Newtown Police Department and Sandy Hook Fire Department provided a joint color guard, and the national anthem was sung by the Newtown Youth Voices, a group of kids whose ages ranged from 7-17 and formed after the tragedy.

Newtown's First Selectman says the community needs to find a way to have peace and happiness.

"We're very appreciative. It's important as a part of our recovery to celebrate and have some fun together," said Pat Llodra, Newtown First Selectman.

The Yankees gave away free tickets and vouchers for food and drinks on "Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium."

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