1. Aftermath

    Nationwide Moment of Silence Held

    Pictures of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are seen on artificial roses at a roadside memorial December 20, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. People continue to mourn the killing of 20 students and 6 adults by gunman Adam Lanza on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Americans across the country will be observing a moment of silence at 9:30 this morning, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which occurred a week ago. The governors of Connecticut, Maine, Illinois, Michigan, and several other states have called on residents to observe the moment of silence and to ring bells. In Washington D.C., the National Cathedral will ring its bell 28 times as part of an interfaith memorial. Meanwhile, a private funeral was held on Thursday for Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, in New Hampshire. About two dozen friends and family members attended the service at the home of Lanza’s brother, a retired police officer.

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