Tom DotyTimes Columnist
December 19, 2012
CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to honor the memory of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The governor’s office stated that is honoring Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s request, who declared a day of mourning and asked for a moment of silence be observed. Malloy also asked places of worship and government buildings, with the capability, to ring their bells 26 times in honor of each life taken from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Tomblin also asked all state churches and government buildings, with the capability, to do the same in ringing their bells 26 times.
“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,” 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.”