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Day of mourning to honor Sandy Hook Elementary victims


MADISON (WKOW) -- Thursday, Governor Walker issued a proclamation for a Day of Mourning December 21, 2012. 

A moment of silence is to be observed at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 to honor the 20 children and 6 educators who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary December 14th

The Governor stated, "Newtown and the State of Connecticut are still reeling from the terrible loss of life last Friday." 
A Day of Mourning was called for by Connecticut Governor Malloy.  He also asked for states across the county to remember the victims and their families in a moment of silence.
"This is also a time to honor the bravery of Sandy Hook Elementary staff and the first responders," said Governor Walker.  
Friday at 9:30 a.m., across Wisconsin, a moment of silence will be observed.  It is also asked that places of worship and government buildings with the capability ring bells twenty-six times in honor of each of the lives that were lost.
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