It's been one week since the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. All over the country people paused Friday morning to remember the victims with small ceremonies and a moment of silence.
Here in South Bend a small group gathered to remember those who were killed with a Bell Ringing Ceremony. Twenty six candles were lit at the Angel of Hope Memorial Garden, and a bell chimed once for each person who died.
“This whole country has been shocked by what has happened, and we felt there was something we had to do,” says Debbie Kamm the Board President of Angel of Hope Memorial Garden. “We have to show the people of Newtown Connecticut that they are not alone in their grieving.”
Six candles were grouped together in a heart-shaped dish to remember the bravery of the teachers who put their lives on the line for students that morning.
A brick engraved with the date of last Friday’s shootings will be added to the Memorial Garden this spring.