According to ESPN.com, prior to the Patriots' Sunday night game against the 49ers at Gillette Stadium, they will present a series of tributes to the town of Newtown, Conn., where Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School took place.
The report states the Patriots' helmets will include the black-ribbon logos seen throughout Newtown since the shooting. The organization is also planning on firing 26 flares during the moment of silence -- 20 yellow flares to honor the children that were killed, and six blue flares for the fallen teachers.
The Sandy Hook school resides less than one mile from a Rand-Whitney factory, a company owned by the Patriots' owners, the Kraft family. A Patriots official said the company's parking lot was used as a staging area for public safety officials following the tragedy.
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