City Hall bells to ring Saturday to remember Newtown victims

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The bell at Milwaukee City Hall will ring 26 times on Saturday, December 14th to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which took place one year ago.

Mayor Tom Barrett encouraged people in Milwaukee to use the occasion to reflect on all the victims of gun violence in our community.

“The Newtown, Connecticut shooting was a horrible event.  The loss of lives of both young people and brave adults was a tragedy we should not forget,” Mayor Barrett said.  “In Milwaukee, also, gun violence has destroyed too many lives.  We need to continue efforts to advance reasonable approaches to reduce the bloodshed.”

Mayor Barrett has suggested that churches and other organizations join in remembering the Newtown shooting by ringing bells or with other appropriate reflections on Saturday at 1:30 pm.