Speaking at an interfaith service in Newtown on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, President Barack Obama hailed the teachers and staff who sacrificed themselves for "their" children.
"You know that when danger arrived in the halls of Sandy Hook elementary, the school staff did not flinch, they did not hesitate. Dawn Hocksprung, Mary Sherlach, Vicki Soto, Lauren Russeau, Rachel Davino, and Anne Marie Murphy -- they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances."
Mr. Obama signed a photo of Vicki Soto with the inscription, "We will always remember you, Victoria."
"He really made us feel like she was a hero, and that everyone should know it," Vicki's younger brother, Carlos, told CBS News.