At 9:30 This Morning, Nation to Pause

Bells will toll 26 times for Newtown Victims

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2012 6:24 AM CST

(Newser) – At 9:30 this morning, exactly one week after 20 children and six teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, bells will toll 26 times in memorial for the terrible tragedy, reports the Hartford Courant. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for a "Day of Mourning" today, and many governors across America have said they, too, will hold a moment of silence and ring bells for Newtown. (Though Reuters notes the National Cathedral intends to ring its bell 28 times, in most places no bell will toll for Nancy Lanza, who has been omitted from most memorials.)

Mourners attend a service for Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Lauren Rousseau who was killed in last week's school shooting at the First Congregational Church in Danbury, Conn., yesterday.
Mourners attend a service for Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Lauren Rousseau who was killed in last week's school shooting at the First Congregational Church in Danbury, Conn., yesterday.   (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Scott Mullin)
Candles in the shape of a heart are displayed at a memorial to the Newtown shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
Candles in the shape of a heart are displayed at a memorial to the Newtown shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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