Pres. Obama honors 6 adults killed at Sandy Hook
Updated: Friday, February 15 2013, 09:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - On Friday, President Obama honored the six adults killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a White House ceremony.
Family members accepted awards on behalf of the women, who were among 18 to receive the nation's second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal.
After the ceremony, the President left the White House for Chicago to rally support for his State of the Union proposals, including tighter gun control laws.
His hometown has been plagued with gun violence.
The President is pushing a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as universal background checks.