A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook School massacre last December.
Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign post at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard.
Benjamin was one of 20 first-graders shot to death on Dec. 14. Six educators were also killed. The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed himself and had also murdered his mother at their home.
Benjamin’s family lived in the neighborhood where the street was renamed before moving to Newtown.