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VIDEO: Newtown's Moment of Silence

Residents and elected officials honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting.

Braving wind gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour and heavy rain, a small crowd of Newtown residents joined elected officials on the steps of Edmond Town Hall to honor the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook School shooting.

Four memorials of flowers and stuffed animals, each on a stone bench in this historic stretch of Newtown, were covered with plastic to protect them from the elements. A few people periodically had to resecure the plastic due to the powerful wind gusts leading up to the 9:30 a.m. moment of silence, which marked what Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared a statewide "Day of Mourning."

No remarks were made at the ceremony. The only sound, heard over the whipping wind, was the ringing of Trinity Episcopal Church's bell. It rang 26 times over a period of about seven minutes — once for each of the 26 victims of the shooting (20 children and six adults).

PAT YACOVACCI December 21, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I understand the reasoning for the 26 bells, NANCY AND ADAM LANZA were also victims,if you think about this tragedy. As a CHRISTIAN, I WOULD HAVE INCLUDED THEM.MAY THEY all rest in peace.
Jim Eastwood December 22, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Pat I beleive that the churchs up there may have rung 27 or 28 times----I need to check that further Yes you are correct for ALL are victims Did any of you do a random act of kindness today??
Bette Leary December 22, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Jim - please try to get the word out suggesting at least ONE green light in every home in a front window.
Jim Eastwood December 22, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Bette I did I posted it last evening I was "Up There" last night and suggested to numerous people who are "Rescuing the Rescuers" of the Idea-----It is a Graet one and combine it with 26 "Random Acts of Kindness" may send a stronger signal to the families and the Town, that and Politician's Staement might. Light the light and Keep it Burning !!!!!
PAT YACOVACCI December 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM
DID MADELIENE HSU HAVE HER FUNERAL YET?

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