The Newtown Shootings: Patch, Pennsylvania to Take Part in Moment of Silence

Our Patches across the country will take part in a Web Moment of Silence on Friday, and Gov. Tom Corbett has requested that Pennsylvania residents pause to remember those lost last week.

Governor Tom Corbett has called for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and Patches in Western Pennsylvania and across the state and country will join in a Web Moment of Silence to mark the tragedy at .

“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 in a news release. “I invite all Pennsylvanians to join me in this moment of respect and reflection.’’

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked governors across the country to join the residents of his state in a moment of reflection Friday.

Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe Dec. 21, 2012, as a day of mourning said the tragedy has extended “beyond Newtown, beyond the borders of Connecticut, and has spread across the nation and the world."

After learning of the school shooting last Friday, Corbett ordered Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff.

In Connecticut, Malloy has requested of all houses of worship and government buildings to ring bells 26 times during that moment in honor of each of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Patch sites across the country will mark the tragedy at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Among other sites taking part in the Web Moment of Silence are AOL, Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke University Jawbone, Salesforce and others.

How will you participate? Tell us in comments.


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