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Moment Of Silence On Friday For Connecticut Victims (Plus Moving Video)

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This is from CNN:

Governors around the country have called for a moment of silence Friday morning in memory of the 20 students and 7 adults killed December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, by a gunman who also took his own life.

President Barack Obama will hold a moment of silence himself, the White House said. He traveled to the town Sunday evening and spoke at an interfaith vigil, noting the students and faculty killed “lost their lives in a school that could have been any school, in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in America.”

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy urged his counterparts around the country to join him in a day of mourning on Friday, which includes a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. It was around that time the gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School with three weapons, including a semi-automatic rifle, and claimed the lives the community has since mourned.

With the time difference, school will obviously not be in session in some parts of the country. Of course, there’s nothing stopping schools on the West Coast from having a moment of silence at 9:30 AM our time.

By the way, here’s a video from the famed PS 22 Choir singing the Sandy Hook school song. I’m adding it to A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting.

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