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Newtown children to sing at the Super Bowl


Balloons hang on a sign at the entrance to Sandy School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The residents of an idyllic Connecticut town were reeling in horror from the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in one of the worst school shootings in US history. The heavily armed gunman shot dead 18 children inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, said Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance. Two more died of their wounds in hospital. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Twenty-six students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members on December 14, will sing “America the Beautiful” before the Super Bowl.

The NFL confirmed to USA Today that the students will sing at the Superdome before Alicia Keys performs the national anthem.

The local newspaper the News-Times reported that an anonymous donor would pay for the 26 members of the Sandy Hook choir to travel to New Orleans.

The NFL observed a moment of silence before every game in the week after the Newtown shooting.