Utah honors victims of Connecticut shooting

Published: Friday, Dec. 21 2012 6:17 p.m. MST

Sydney Layton, right, a junior, participates in a moment of silence with choir members from Snow Canyon High School at 9:30 a.m. for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Six-year-old Emilie Parker, originally from Ogden, was one of the 26 victims.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah on Friday joined in a nationwide effort to remember the victims of last Friday's tragic shootings in Connecticut.

The state Capitol observed a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Capitol bells ringing 26 times, one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Bells then played "Angels We Have Heard on High," a favorite song of Emilie Parker, originally from Ogden, who was one of the victims.

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