So, I hear that there is a grassroots effort starting to have Teacher/Hero Victoria Soto awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. While her efforts to save her students, were indeed fearless, and resulted in paying the ultimate price, she did what any teacher would do - as did all of the teachers and administration at Sandy Hook Elementary - as do all teachers each and every day. I agree that their actions merit recognition, but keep in mind that every teacher out there deserves to be placed in our highest regard and awarded the Medal of Freedom. I pay that this tragedy, not only casts a light on gun control and mental illness, but on how we treat our teachers in this country. This week, as you pick up your child for the start of Christmas vacation, hug their teacher and let them know how important they are. . .