Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook tragedy, was 'energy in motion'

 Noah Pozner, who was 6 years old, was the youngest of the Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Family Photo)

 Noah Pozner, who was 6 years old, was the youngest of the Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Family Photo)

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Noah Pozner’s family described the 6-year-old as “energy in motion” with a contagious “zest for life.”

“He was endlessly inquisitive, always wanting to know the why and how,” a website dedicated to his memory reads.

Noah was the youngest victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 first graders and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012. In the 10 years since, his parents have fought for their son to be remembered in the way he deserves to be. 

“He loved intricate, imaginative play with his Legos and superhero figurines. He loved playgrounds and the outdoors.  Most of all, he loved his family and shared an unbreakable and unbroken bond with his twin sister, Arielle. He loved a good joke and was an enthusiastic storyteller,” the website adds.

In addition to his twin, Noah had an older sister, Sophia, along with his parents Veronique and Leonard, whose fight against conspiracy theorists and online harassment in the wake of the tragedy culminated in the founding of the HONR Network, a nonprofit devoted to helping those who become victimized by attacks from hoax and hate sites in the wake of a mass casualty events. His parents couldn't be reached for comment. 

The HONR Network started with a group of volunteers who successfully removed thousands of posts, blog sites, photos, and videos that aimed to “intimidating the family and desecrating the memory of Noah and other victims,” according to the nonprofit’s website.

Over the years, Leonard Pozner has criticized social media sites like Facebook for the site’s inaction when it came to images and content that defamed his son while taking legal action against individuals who did the same.

In addition to other victims’ families, the Pozners sued Infowars host Alex Jones, who falsely claimed the shooting was a "hoax." A judge has ruled they're owed defamation damages, and their trial will be held in Texas. Leonard Pozner also sued James Fetzer and Mike Palecek, co-editors of the 2016 book that falsely denied that students and educators died at Sandy Hook, winning a $450,000 award by a Wisconsin jury in 2019.

“Sharing his experience, instruction, and advice with others similarly victimized, the HONR Network quickly became the 'go-to' for people dealing with attacks from hoax and hate sites, as well as from vile individuals focused on inflicting additional pain on victim’s families,” according to the group’s website.

In her eulogy for her son, Veronique Pozner remembered “a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body.”

“You adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you,” she said.

“Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know.”