Newtown Remembers Victims with 26 Bell Tolls

U.S.

Bells rang out 26 times in Newtown, Conn. Saturday, in remembrance of the number of lives that were taken a year ago in one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings.

Each victim’s name was read aloud as the bell was struck during a haunting memorial service at a church, the Associated Press reports. The community, which asked the nation for privacy to mark the one-year anniversary, hosted several religious services throughout the town to honor the 20 children and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago.

President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to urge Americans to put a stop to future violence, just one day after a Colorado student opened fire on his Denver suburb high school, injuring one before killing himself. “We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to…

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