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Moment of silence planned to remember Sandy Hook victims

Published On: Dec 21 2012 06:22:51 AM EST
Sandy Hook vigil - Token left for victims

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A token is left for the victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is asking people across the state and country to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 Friday morning, which will mark a week since a school shooting massacre.

Places of worship and buildings with bells are being asked to ring them 26 times, for the 20 children and 6 adults killed at the school.

Officials and clergy in many other states have said they will also participate.


In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett called for a moment of silent at 9:30 in remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims.

“We take this opportunity to think of all the people in Connecticut whose happiness was shattered in just a few minutes one week ago. We mourn the loss of these innocent lives and pray for their heartbroken families and friends who are coping with their grief,’’ Corbett said.

“I invite all Pennsylvanians to join me in this moment of respect and reflection,’’ Corbett added.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie wants New Jerseyans to pause at 9:30 a.m. Friday and reflect on the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School one week ago.