BRIDGEPORT, CT - To mark the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mayor Bill Finch has asked houses of worship in the city to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to mark a moment of silence.
“Calling upon our houses of worship to ring their bells is simple gesture, but one that brings us all together to celebrate the lives of those we lost on that tragic day one year ago,” said Mayor Finch. “Let us take a moment to keep the family and friends of those who lost a loved one in our thoughts and prayers, and also reflect on the tremendous outpouring of generosity, goodwill and acts of kindness we have witnessed in the days following the events in Newtown.”
In addition to this moment of silence, Mayor Finch calls upon federal lawmakers to continue to works towards common sense gun control measures.
“Far too often, cities and towns across our nation have been torn apart at the hands of dangerous people with easy access to weapons. While it is impossible to stop every violent act, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle should be able to come together to work towards better protecting our children, our schools and our communities,” said Mayor Finch. “In the days following the tragedy in Sandy Hook, Governor Malloy, with bi-partisan support from Connecticut lawmakers, signed into law the most comprehensive gun legislation in the country. The time is now for the national government to follow our state’s lead.”