Moments of silence were observed locally and nationwide today in remembrance of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.  In Newtown, CT, church bells were rung 26 times -- once for each of the teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. President Barack Obama privately observed a moment of silence at The White House.

Texas Governor Rick Perry also declared a moment of silence statewide today for 9:30a. At Texas Tech, the university bells were rung 26 times at 9:30a in honor of the shooting victims.