National “Moment of Silence” for Sandy Hook shooting victims

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NEWTOWN, CT – It seems an eternity since last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that left six adults and 20 children dead.

In the past week, emotions across the U.S., coping against the backdrop of an unspeakable tragedy and heated rhetoric on gun control all have been in the back of most Americans’ minds.

Friday, while many will be preoccupied with the Mayan “end of the world” scenario, there will be a moment of remembrance for all those who died last Friday in Newtown.

It’s still hard to comprehend how something like that happened.

Many Americans will cease activities Friday at 8:30 a.m. CDT to spend five minutes without online access of any kind (computers, smartphones, etc.) so they may reflect how our resolve as a country could help prevent events like last week’s in 2013 and beyond.

Will you be joining this moment of silence and reflection?

UPDATE, 11:59AM: Governor Mary Fallin has declared Friday, Decebmer 21st, 2012 a “Day Of Remembrance” for the Newtown event from last week. Read the official proclamation here (PDF link).

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