December 21st, 2012
08:53 PM ET

One week later, Newtown mourns shooting victims

Newtown said goodbye to five more loved ones Friday. Funerals were held for Sandy Hook Elementary school psychologist, Mary Sherlach, and teacher's aid, Rachel D'Avino.

There were also services for three students, including 7 year-old Grace McDonnell, and two six year-olds, Olivia Engel and Dylan Hockley.

As the town mourns the loss of so many innocent lives, many residents are coping with the tragedy in their own way.

Reuters Breaking Views editor Robert Cox is a father two and has lived in town for most of his life.

He's in Newtown on this one-week anniversary.Bells toll across country for Newtown shooting victims

For the people of Newtown and for people across the country, 9:30 a.m. was a time to stop, listen and remember.

Bells rang in the Connecticut town and in churches and other buildings in multiple states Friday morning to remember the 20 children and six women who were gunned down at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School at that hour a week ago.

Standing in rain - some holding umbrellas and others letting the water wash over their bowed heads - people in Newtown gathered outside various locations and paused as multiple churches rang their bells, once for each victim.


Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.