Candles lit for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut. (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- President Obama participated in a national moment of silence Friday to honor those who lost their lives a week ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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On the White House Twitter feed, Obama wrote: "20 beautiful children & 6 remarkable adults. Together, we will carry on & make our country worthy of their memory. -bo."
In Newtown, as rain poured, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gathered with other officials on the steps of the town hall church bells rang 26 times, once for each lost life. The gunman also killed his mother before the massacre, and himself afterward.
The bells also rang 26 times in Boston, at the Old North Church and at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End.