A somber day of memories in Newtown

11/09/2013

 Bells tolled 26 times Saturday to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence.

With snow falling and many homes decorated with Christmas lights, Newtown looked every bit the classic northeastern New England town, with long lines at a coffee shop and general store. But reminders of the private grief were everywhere. "God bless the families," read a sign posted at one house in the green and white colors of the Sandy Hook school, and a church posted that it was "open for prayer