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Updated: 12/16/2013 02:35:31PM

Locals remember Sandy Hook

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Patty Flynn provides heartfelt words Saturday at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda, during a remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., where 26 died a year ago. She is part of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, whose goal is to end gun violence.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
Patty Flynn of Punta Gorda rings a bell to symbolically end the silence and lack of reforms against gun violence, since 26 were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newport, Conn.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Those who attended Saturday's ceremony in Gilchrist Park, marking the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, rang bells to end the silence, and to begin a call to action to stop gun violence.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PUNTA GORDA — One year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Monica Lucey rings a bell for each of the 26 lives lost. The Punta Gorda resident also relives her own memories of a day she never could have imagined.

Lucey was in Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012, visiting family about 30 miles from Newtown, Conn., when she heard the news. Her daughter’s husband was a state trooper and one of the first on the scene.

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