Gov. Jay Nixon today issued a proclamation encouraging Missourians to join Americans across the country in observing a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 21) to remember the victims of the mass shooting last Friday in Newtown, Conn., as well as all victims of gun violence.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy requested his fellow Governors to join Connecticut in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., local time. That is the time that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown began, taking the lives of 20 young schoolchildren and six educators.
"We are heartbroken over the loss of so many innocent lives, and this moment of silence across the country represents the sorrow deeply felt by our nation," Gov. Nixon said.