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This is the moment we've been waiting for in Newtown Connecticut.
And about one minute and fifteen seconds from now.
There will be a moment of silence the time we believe to the -- -- that gunman walked into sandy hook elementary school.
Were forced his way in and took the lives 26 including twenty children and even today.
There are six more funerals plan including four of them.
Four for the first graders in science class.
It is pouring and the town of sandy hook in Newtown Connecticut this morning.
The rain has just been coming down all morning it seems.
A fitting way there are just so many tears that have been poured out from these families and really from.
People who have just.
Resonated this has resonated across the country and it has really changed.
I think the -- everyone feels about Christmas this year because it's so president.
And you just can't help but think about.
These family is how they have to sort of have -- some form of celebration for their other children in the family while they are in such deep mourning.
Themselves so we prepare for a moment of silence and 26 bells.
That are about to be brought.
-- -- Yeah.
A a a -- -- That is the -- town hall in the town Connecticut screen laughed and what the image was on the right it was the trinity.
This -- church which.
Is basically across the street.
In this area -- it's about.
We'll sits on top of the hill and there's a three way intersection there and that you -- -- giant flag pole.
That's a landmark in the town of -- -- that stretches ten stories tall.
Now flying at half mass.
Half staff rather that area -- is two miles.
From the sandy hook elementary school and it is virtually all downhill from there to you get to be -- luminaries.
So you can imagine at this moment seven days ago the parents -- the police officers and the firefighters.
Who came to that intersection and took either left or -- right hand turn.
And went screaming down that hill.
We're two miles trying to reach sandy.
I hear those bells and you think of -- poem by long -- the Christmas bells which was now -- them well on Christmas Carol.
And it says in in despair I bowed my head if there is no peace on earth and said.
Or hate is strong and -- the song of peace on earth goodwill to men.
-- it goes on to to just say that god is not dead nor does he sleep.
That dark -- fail in life prevail and peace on earth goodwill to men.
Difficult time for this these families and where so many across the country but hope must prevail.
And everyone must want her.
Prayers and our tears today and again Rick Leventhal -- like the -- town there now.
-- -- And bill as those two -- bells were -- people were pulling over here in -- -- and getting out of their vehicles to observe.
The solemn moment.
We should tell you that initially the moment of -- just to be observed in Connecticut proposed by the governor here.
At least forty other states also observe this solemn time this morning at 9:30 AM AM one week since the shootings here.
How we can also tell you a couple of updates on the investigation and that then the events here -- yesterday Nancy lands his body.
Was claimed by relatives up in New Hampshire and police in Kingston New Hampshire confirm that she had.
A private funeral service -- yesterday with about 45 friends and family.
Under heavy police protection her brother is a recently retired Kingston New Hampshire police officer -- that happened yesterday.
And this -- continues to more.
-- thank you.
Indeed it does and we watch this scene in Newtown Connecticut -- and our thoughts and our prayers are with all of the people there.
And across the country who remember these children and these educators and the families who are affected by it.
We'll be right back.
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