10:10 AM, January 8, 2014

On the third anniversary of the shootings, I attended the City of Tucson’s bell ringing ceremony.  It was held at Fire Station One.

Fire Station One Bell Tower

Fire Station One Bell Tower

Mayor Rothschild rang the bell 19 times.

FireBell

 

Afterwards, I learned from the Mayor that the bell dated back to the 1880s.  He said it could be heard for 5 miles and was the fire alarm of it’s day for the community.  I thought using the bell to mark the anniversary was quite appropriate and appreciated.