Memorial of 7,000 shoes placed near US Capitol for children killed in school shootings

Shoe monument to appear on Capitol lawn to represent children killed in school shootings. (WJLA)

A monument built out of 7,000 pairs of shoes was placed in front of the Capitol lawn Tuesday to represents the lives of each child lost since the Sandyhook Elementary School shooting.

The monument comes ahead of the March for our Lives that is expected to bring thousands of gun control advocates to D.C. on Saturday, March 24.

Shoe donations were accepted at the following locations through the close of Monday:

Bus Boys and Poets @ 5th and K
1025 5th Street NW

New Course Restaurant and Catering
500 3rd NW

Code Pink DC Activist House
1241 Evarts St NE

Pleasant Pops (Florida Ave location)
1781 Florida Ave NW

Pleasant Pops (downtown location)
731 15th St. NW, Washington DC

Big Bear Cafe
1700 1st St NW

Giant Food
7137 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
666 G St NE, Washington, DC
(Avaaz member’s home, look for shoe bin outside)

638 A St, SE, Washington, DC
(Avaaz member's house, look for bin with sign)

East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
7516 Dundalk Rd, Takoma Park, MD
(Avaaz member’s home, drop on front porch)

Barstons Child's Play
5536 Connecticut Ave
Washington, DC 20015

This event is lead by Avaaz. Click here for more from their website.

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