In Newtown, Conn., the question was asked.

Should the town hold its annual Labor Day parade this year?

After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, after the eulogies for 20 first-graders and six educators, amid the drumbeat of news stories across the country and hushed conversations around town, all adding up — still — to incomprehension.

Residents decided, Yes.

Here is an account from the Associated Press.