First AME Church Tolls Bells In Memory Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The bells of a South Los Angeles church rang out Friday in memory of each victim killed in a shooting rampage in Connecticut one week ago.
The First AME Church tolled their bells 26 times at 6:30 a.m. to honor the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Church spokesman Michael Ellison-Lewis says another ceremony is planned at 9:30 a.m. as part of a planned statewide moment of reflection.
“First AME Church of Los Angeles bells have been rung in many other watershed moments in our church’s over 140-year history,” Pastor J. Edgar Boyd said. “Friday we join others in remembering those who lost their lives tragically and join with the entire community to continue to work toward peace.”
Also at 9:30 a.m., Gov. Jerry Brown has asked all Californians to observe a moment of silence.
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