Memorial of Victoria Soto

Victoria Soto

11 April 1985 / 14 December 2012

Victoria Soto was a First-grade teacher in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Victoria had been at the school for 5 years, starting as an intern and than as a teacher.

Victoria was 1 of the 6 adults and 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting.

Victoria died trying to shield her students. My respects to her incredible courage in doing what she did to save some young lifes.

Rest in peace Victoria.

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Jessica - 2013-04-04 18:07:15
Thank you for your bravery and courage. You will forever be remembered. Rest In Peace.


DENISE PEREZ - 2012-12-25 09:08:21
DEMOSTRASTE QUE ERAS UNA PERSONA VALIENTE AL SACRIFICAR TU VIDA POR TUS ESTUDIANTES Y LE PIDO A DIOS TODOPODEROSO QUE HUBIESE MAS MAESTRAS COMO ELLA, CON ESA FUERZA Y AMOR HACIA SUS ESTUDIANTES. DIOS TE TIENE EN UN LUGAR ESPECIAL, POR QUE TE CONVERTISTE EN UN ANGEL. R.I.P. Y MIS SINCERAS CONDOLENCIAS PARA LA FAMILIA DE VICTORIA. SIEMPRE SERAS RECORDADA POR TU ACTO DE AMOR Y CORAJE.


Daniel - 2012-12-24 19:50:18
Thank you Victoria, for that selfless act that saved so many more lives. I am in awe of your bravery. I know that you are gone now, but the memories that were created during your short life will live on in the hearts and minds of your family and friends. And don't forget the people from around the world that watched in horror on that tragic day to find out that a hero emerged and saved countless lives. For that heroic act we are forever greatful to you and you will always be remembered for that. God bless your family and friends during these difficult times. May you rest in peace, Victoria!


Jeffrey E. Oughton - 2012-12-21 19:45:44
My deepest sympathy to the Soto family. Vicki was truly a compassionate, warm-hearted human being. The world needs more people like her!


dave - 2012-12-21 16:24:37
Your story and act of courage gives me hope for our future. God Bless you, Ms. Soto. R.I.P.


Jack Scales - 2012-12-21 08:47:51
My Heart Goes Out to Her Family... "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” William Shakespeare


Ashley - 2012-12-20 02:04:09
I dedicate the rest of my school year to the staff and students at your school and you and your bravery. You are hero and an angel. RIP Victoria.


Vickie - 2012-12-19 09:43:03
What a selfless, loving young lady. I have nothing but the highest admiration for your amazing actions. A true hero, a friend, a teacher and amazing human. God Bless you and your loved ones.


Heidi Holdridge - 2012-12-19 08:04:56
You are truly an angel and will be remembered that way. May God bless your family and help them through this terrible tragedy...and know that your bravery saved the lives of innocent children. I taught preschool and can only hope that I would have been as brave as you were if it was ever necessary. To lay down your life for others is the ultimate act of bravery and may God Bless you and your family.


Kelli - 2012-12-19 05:02:09
I had to come and pay tribute to such an awesome lady...!! you were brave till the very end Victoria and lives were saved because of your selfless actions, you are a true hero in every sense of the word!! please look down watch over and give strength to your family who will so desperately need it in their dark times!! Thinking of you, your family and all other families affected by this senseless tragedy!! KR (NZ)


Alyssa - 2012-12-19 02:33:58
God bless her and her family, she's most definitely a hero.


Kath - 2012-12-18 22:13:48
Rest in peace with your little angels!


Jackie Cooper-Dunaway - 2012-12-18 22:08:46
God rest your spirit. You are an inspiration to us all. May god help this family and all others to find peace in knowing that their loved ones willnever be forgotten!


Nicole - 2012-12-18 17:21:28
You are a true inspiration and hero to me and everyone else your story has touched. God bless you. Rest in Peace.


Simone Kreuzer - 2012-12-18 16:48:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnQMPAp74ns O the blessed contemplation, When with trouble here I sigh; I've a home beyond the river, That I'll enter by and by. I've a home beyond the river, I've a mansion bright and fair; I've a home beyond the river I will dwell with Jesus there. O how sweet twil be to meet them All the ransomed host above; Sweeter still to see the Savior, Praise Him for redeeming love. I've a home beyond the river, I've a mansion bright and fair; I've a home beyond the river, I will dwell with Jesus there. Rest in peace Victoria, god bless you and your family


Kelly Salisbury - 2012-12-18 16:43:12
My prayers go out to Victoria's family and the families of everyone who died that sad day. In the eyes of the world , she is a hero! She will not be forgotten , only rembered as the young brave woman she was. I know God has comforted her and welcomed her with open arms. She will live forever in heaven as angel. Thank you Victoria for putting yourself to protect those children. We love and will miss you dearly. I did not know her but now I feel like I do. Sending our prayers from Arizona! - Kelly


Lorraine Peck - 2012-12-18 16:20:29
Victoria - the strength of mind, body, heart and soul is beyond what most people would be able to accomplish. The lives you saved will go on and your memory will live forever as a true Hero.


Malia - 2012-12-18 16:15:37
God bless you Victoria for all you did to spare more of those babies from this tragedy. You died a hero and your legacy will live on through your family. Give them the strength they need to get through this horrible time and to get through Christmas and your sister's birthday. I pray that God surrounds your family at this time and forever. Keep those babies safe in Heaven!


Xiomara - 2012-12-18 15:32:13
Mis mas sentido pesame a la fam Soto Su hija estara en el corazon de esta nacion por vida por haber sido el angel que protegio a sis angelitos Diosito le tiene un lugar preparedo a Victoria bye step corazones lloran al ver esta tragedia Dios led bendiga y les de Fuerza para segur adelante R.I.P Victoria soto


VICTOR M RODRIGUEZ - 2012-12-18 14:51:02
An angel with extraordinary beautiful heart ! We Puerto Ricans feel so proud of her !! Simply one in a kind . God have mercy from her soul !! UNA HEROE DE NUESTROS TIEMPOS SIN LUGAR A DUDAS .GOD BLESS HER FOR THE ETERNITY !


pedro alfonso giraldo - 2012-12-18 12:10:22
VICTORIA SOTO, LA MAESTRA QUE DIO LA VIDA PARA SALVAR A SUS ALUMNOS ANTE LA FURIA DEL CRIMINAL EL HERODES MODERNO ADAM LANZA.CON TODO RESPETO POR ALEX MEDRANO PAZ Y BIEN Tenía 27 años y murió por las balas del asesino de Connecticut. Una versión indica que escondió a los niños, de primer grado, en un closet. La profesora interpuso su cuerpo entre las balas que disparaba Adam Lanza y los niños de su clase, sin importarle perder la vida. Victoria, de 27 años de edad condujo a los niños a closet e interpuso su cuerpo entre ellos y las balas del homicida que cobró la vida de 27 personas, 20 de ellos niños. Victoria, de 27 años, escondió a todos sus alumnos en los armarios del aula. Cuando el asesino le preguntó dónde estaban los chicos, ella le dijo que en el gimnasio. El pistolero no dudó y a quemarropa, acabó con la vida de la profesora. "Puso su cuerpo entre el pistolero y sus alumnos", aseguraba su primo James. "Sus instintos la empujaron a proteger a sus chicos de cualquier daño que pudieran sufrir", aseguraba este oficial de policía y familiar de la víctima. "Perdió la vida haciendo o aquello que más quería. Ella adoraba a sus chicos. Su meta en la vida era ser maestra y servir de ejemplo a los niños". DIOS TE BENDIGA MUJER DE DIOS VICTORIA SOTO. Y A TODOS TUS ALUMNOS QUE SON ANGELITOS DE CRISTO JESÚS. MI MAS SENTIDO PÉSAME A SU FAMILIA Y ALUMNOS


Preethy - 2012-12-18 06:12:21
You are such a beautiful girl both from inside and outside...May you rest in peace with Jesus! With tears in my eyes, Preethy


Teresita Font - 2012-12-18 00:38:54
Your students and their parents will never forget you, your valor and sacrifice will always be remembered. I am positive that now you are with the Lord lighting up heaven with your beautiful smile. R.I.P. Ms. Soto, we will always remember you.


pedro alfonso giraldo - 2012-12-17 22:51:49
Elevemos una plegaria por el alma de Viki Soto, Profesora, quien nació para servir y murió sirviendo a la humanidad.Paz en su tumba


pedro alfonso giraldo - 2012-12-17 22:49:51
mi mas sentido pesame,paz en su tumba


Dami - 2012-12-17 17:58:01
I'm crying right now, you are the bravest teacher I've ever heard of. May your soul rest in peace in God's kingdom.


Frédéric Charland - 2012-12-17 16:40:30
You gaved your life to save those children and this is the most respectfull thing you could have done. We will always remember this day. May God bless you Victoria, rest in peace, you are an hero. Frédéric, from Quebec, Canada


Mya Montalvan - 2012-12-17 16:39:00
You are inspiration to me..you protected those little ones from violence.. hopefully one day i get to be a teacher..and i always will remember what have you done for your angels..i just want you to know your a truly hero and GOD bless you and your family


mohd razaul - 2012-12-17 16:37:58
heartbreaking... i wish she could survive. Good bless her <3


Pete Valerio - 2012-12-17 16:36:32
God took back one of his angels. This brave young lady was those kids guardian angel and there are no words to describe her actions to protect her students. She was a true hero and let's please never forget that. I know that God has welcomed her into his kingdom with open arms. May God be with her family as they grieve her loss. My prayers go out to her family in their time of need.


Lenny Laskowski - 2012-12-17 16:14:50
My wife, Diane and I, recently moved to Wilmington, NC from Stratford, CT and are heartbroken about the tragic loss. Our prayers are with the family of Victoria, the students and other teachers who lost their lives.


Luca - 2012-12-17 16:10:56
You will always be remember as a real HERO. Rest in peace Vickie.


Jason - 2012-12-17 16:05:25
I wish everyone could be as brave as this young teacher was. May God bless her and keep her in his kingdom.