As the nation continues to mourn after last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Naperville will honor and remember each life lost on Friday.
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Naperville Millennium Carillon's “Big Joe” bell – the largest bell of the 72 housed in Moser Tower – will toll 26 times on Friday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in remembrance of Sandy Hook victims.
The event will coincide with the “Day of Mourning” proclaimed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, which will begin with a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. EST. Malloy also asked for houses of worship and government buildings in his state and across the nation to participate by ringing bells to honor each of the lives taken.
“Tragedies like these touch all of our lives in some way,” Ray McGury, executive director of the Naperville Park District, said in a release. “We are honored that Naperville can share in remembering those lost in a small, yet symbolic way.”
For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
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