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'Moms Demand Action' Advocacy Group Honors Sandy Hook Victims in Minneapolis

Updated: 12/14/2013 5:38 PM
Created: 12/14/2013 1:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Kate Renner

As fingertips strum a harp, filling the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis with sounds of beauty and healing, a community can't forget the death and horror brought into the world at the hands of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza one year ago.

"It's so hard not to just break-down thinking about those children and their families, the teachers who were there to try and save them," said Marit Brock, with Moms Demand Action.

Brock is among many women joining together with Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement for mothers and families calling for stricter gun laws. Brock calls Newtown her wake-up call.

"Too often we see the solution to problems at the end of a gun, that's part of what we're trying to change," said Brock.

Brock lead the group in the toll of bells, 26 times for the 26 victims, she said she rang the bells with the promise of love and hope.

Angel Cradle knows firsthand the pain of losing a child to gun violence.

"It's devastating, the pain that we go through, it's devastating," said Angel Cradle.

Cradle says nothing hurts like a mother's pain, but nothing can stop a mother's determination.

"Moving forward as moms are going to do what we have to do," said Cradle.

Together they ring their bells to make more than noise, to make harmony.

"It's so important to raise your voice, it's a sad day and a solemn day, but tomorrow we have to make sure we keep moving," said Brock.

 


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