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Salem joins National Day of Mourning for Sandy Hook victims

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  December 22, 2012 10:00 AM

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The flag in front of Salem City Hall will fly at half mast today in remembrance of the 26 victims of last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Flags throughout Salem will fly at half mast today as the city takes part in a National Day of Mourning for the 26 lives lost in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week.

At 9:30 a.m., the city observed a moment of silence as local churches tolled their bells 26 times in memory of each of the victims of the massacre. 

Churches that took part in the act of remembrance included Grace Episcopal Church, the First Church Unitarian, the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Tabernacle Congregational Church.

“The tragedy at Sandy Hook has struck at the hearts and minds of all of us in Salem and across the country,” said Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. 

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