For the people of Newtown and for people across the country, 9:30 a.m. was a time to stop, listen and remember.
Bells rang in the Connecticut town and in churches and other buildings in multiple states Friday morning to remember the 20 children and six women who were gunned down at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School at that hour a week ago.
Standing in rain – some holding umbrellas and others letting the water wash over their bowed heads – people in Newtown gathered outside various locations and paused as multiple churches rang their bells, once for each victim.
Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with others under the awning of Newtown's Edmond Town Hall, listening to bells of a nearby church. People also paused elsewhere in town – under a tent that covered the numerous flowers and stuffed animals left as a memorial – and outside various churches.