Moment of silence for Newtown victims

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown

December 21, 2012 9:21:36 AM PST
A moment of silenct preceeded the ringing of bells at churches from Newtown, Connecticut to Manhattan, commemorating the moment one week ago when a gunman began a shooting rampage at an elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials led the moment of silence after the ringing of the bells Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown.

The bell is ringing 26 times in memory of each life lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman also killed his mother before the massacre, and himself afterward.

No formal remarks were planned Friday morning.

A bell also tolled 28 times at Trinity Church near the World Trade Center in Manhattan at 9:30 a.m.

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