Sunday, December 15, 2013
(Newtown, CT) -- It's been one year since 20 children and six teachers lost their lives in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Church bells rang out across Newtown, Connecticut Saturday morning to mark the anniversary of the tragic massacre. There were no other public events or vigils scheduled in the town. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama lit a candle for each of the 26 victims before leading a moment of silence at the White House. During his weekly address, President Obama urged the American people to push for change to make the country safer. He stressed that more needs to be done to prevent dangerous people like Adam Lanza from getting their hands on guns. The mass killing carried out by Lanza was one of the worst ever seen in the U.S.