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Moment of silence set for shooting victims

December 19, 2012
The Maui News

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has asked Hawaii residents to join others from across the nation Friday in a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in a Connecticut school.

The moment of silence will be observed in Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has asked all states to consider joining the people of his state in observing the moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. in their respective time zones Friday, which has been declared a "Day of Mourning" in Connecticut.

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A gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

Malloy also asked places of worship and government buildings in Connecticut to ring bells 26 times in honor of each life lost at the school. Abercrombie encourages Hawaii facilities that have the capability to join in this gesture.

The Connecticut governor went on to acknowledge the outpouring of compassion from other states and around the world.

"Too often, we focus on what divides us people, instead of what binds us together as human beings," Malloy said. "The sense of community that has emerged in the wake of this tragedy should not be lost as we begin to emerge from this national tragedy."


* Link to Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement: asp?Q=515708&A=4010



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