Bells Toll for Connecticut in Duluth
Posted at: 12/21/2012 10:22 AM
| Updated at: 12/21/2012 10:53 PM
A Connecticut town, where the crackle of gunfire was heard a week ago, has been filled with the sound of bells chiming. And bells tolled across the country, as well.
That includes 26 rings from Duluth's historic Central School at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Twenty-six times -- once for each of the adults and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.
Meanwhile, a small group meet at Fond du Lac's Tribal and Community College on Friday night for a prayer and candlelight vigil.
Organizer Bettina Johnson said, as a mother of three, this news has been especially difficult to understand.
"When I [saw] it come on the news, it just brought tears to my eyes because I can't imagine sending your kids to school and not having them come home," Johnson said.
The group lit candles, sang several songs and wrote cards to send to the families. Johnson said it's a way to let them know that Minnesota stands with them.