Belmont University participated in the national moment of silence Friday morning as people from all over the Mid-State paid their respects to the victims in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"I think all of us lost something when we lost those children," said organizer Lougan Bishop.
Strangers to the victims nearly 1,000 miles away, Tennesseans stood with Newtown, CT, in a moment of reflection.
"One of those kids could've cured cancer. One could've been the next president. One of those kids could've united the world under a peaceful flag, ended war, and it's just horrible," Bishop said.
The ceremony included the chiming of bells and reading each of the names lost in the shooting one week ago at approximately 8:30 a.m.
"We want them to know that in the midst of the rush of Christmas that were stopping, and we're thinking about each person who lost their life. Life doesn't just go on when we lose a member of our community," said Todd Lake, spiritual development director at Belmont.
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