No one is asking that now as the flag forlonly hangs over a heartbroken, uncomprehending town.
Along streets where every window twinkles with holiday candles, police sirens wailed Friday. Over horse pastures in what was until fairly recently a rural town, helicopters' rotors thudded. In shops, televisions set to news stations blared.
Image: Ray Ruzek, left, consoles Shirley Towne as she speaks of the events of the day before a prayer meeting at the Heaven Ice Cream shop, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. A gunman walked into the school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children.