AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2013)--Parents, siblings and survivors of the victims of the deadly theater massacre in 2012 in Aurora, Colo. held a ceremony of prayer, song and remembrance Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.
Several hundred people gathered in Aurora on Saturday to honor the victims, the survivors and first responders.
The names of the dead were read as a bell rang once for each of the victims.
Twelve people died in the attack, including a 6-year-old girl.
Seventy others hurt, and some of them were left paralyzed.
Saturday's speakers included Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Earlier a moment of silence was observed for the victims.
The 82 seconds of silence began at 1:38 a.m. CDT Saturday, the exact time the shooting began a year ago during a packed midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."
The length of time represented the 12 people killed and the 70 who were wounded in the Aurora theater.