Honoring Connecticut Gov. Malloy's request, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today asked all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence Friday, December 21, 2012, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to honor the memory of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Churches and government buildings, with the capability, have been asked to ring their bells 26 times in memory of each victim.
"I spoke to Connecticut Governor Malloy and told him people across our state are praying for the families and friends of those affected by last week's terrible events," Gov. Tomblin said. "While we can't begin to understand their pain, we hope they find comfort in the very difficult days ahead. I ask West Virginians to continue to keep the families in your thoughts and prayers and observe a moment of silence on Friday morning at 9:30."
Earlier this week, Gov. Malloy declared a Day of Mourning and requested a moment of silence be observed. He also asked places of worship and government buildings, with the capability, ring their bells 26 times in honor of each life taken too soon from Sandy Hook Elementary School.