Church Bell to Ring 26 Times for Sandy Hook School Victims

Gov. Malloy will join local officials in a moment of silence in Newtown on Dec. 21, which has been declared a "Day of Mourning" in Connecticut.


Trinity's church bell will ring 26 times tomorrow — once for each of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just announced that he and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will join Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra and other local elected officials and residents on the steps of Edmond Town Hall for a moment of silence in memory of the tragedy that hit the town on Dec. 14. Officials will congregate on the steps at 9:28 a.m., with the moment of silence beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

During the memorial, bells from the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church will ring 26 times in memory of each life lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There will be no formal remarks given.

Earlier this week, Malloy proclaimed Friday a “Day of Mourning” in the State of Connecticut, and asked residents statewide to participate in a moment of silence and bell ringing at 9:30 a.m. He also wrote the nation’s governors, inviting each state in the country to participate in the reflection on this day.

[Editor's note: This article was originally posted on Dec. 20. The publication date was changed for layout purposes.]

Daphne Hill December 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM
God Bless Newtown..Peace Be With Y'all..
Debra Hladky December 21, 2012 at 02:18 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with each of the families affected by this tragedy.
Geoffrey Atkinson December 21, 2012 at 03:34 PM
At 9:30 AM I walked outside and thought about those lost. I will not let these innocents die in vain. I pledge to go forward making the world a better place in their memory. People of Newtown, I share your pain. I wish I could do something to help. Geoffrey Atkinson - Baltimore, MD
Bob Attanasio December 21, 2012 at 03:46 PM
There are many versions of this put to music, but just this morning I heard my favorite - don't laugh - Johnny Cash, solemn and moving... download it.
Lee December 21, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Ken B. December 21, 2012 at 09:11 PM
It's hard to think that the first victim is almost being treated like a monster, but the people of Newtown Conn. are doing a pretty good job of it. They preach, wail and cry over the victims, but they want to pick and choose who they who they want to raise to the station of martyrdom. Let think about it from a different angle … It doesn’t matter if Nancy Lanza locked her guns up or not. Or even if she had gotten rid of them or never had them in the first place. ADAM LANZA WANTED TO KILL AND WOULD HAVE FOUND A WAY TO KILL AND WOULD HAVE FOUND WAYS TO GET THE FIREARMS ELSEWHERE. Any way you look at it, Nancy is and still victim #1 . Now,, what if he bought the guns off the streets?... He might have bought an Uzi or pistols tricked out to fire only on full auto and REALLY racked up a massive kill tally. The people of Newtown, the Media and most of America are hypocrites plain and simple. Just like all of you who rush to the aid of some beautiful women who tripped and fell, while you ignore the ugly man 10 feet away who just got mugged and has a knife wound in the chest. If you can just“pick and choose” the victims your honor just to make yourselves feel good, then you might want to look at yourselves and do a reality check on your own morality and for those of you who never said a prayer for Nancy Lanza, shame on yourselves... Shame, shame, shame on you all.......
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) January 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Can it also then ring 2 times for the second amendment?


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