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(Regional)-Citizens Observe National Moment Of Silence For Connecticut Shootings

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 12/21/2012 02:51 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming observed a moment of silence and remembrance Friday to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


St. Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne and other places of worship rang their bells 26 times in honor of the victims.


Gov. Matt Mead and governors across the country called on citizens to observe the moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. in local time zones - the hour of the shooting last week in Connecticut.

Governors Dave Heineman and Dennis Daugaard also encouraged Nebraskans and South Dakotans to observe the moment of silence and remembrance as well, and facilities with bells were asked to ring them 26 times in remembrance of each life taken. The moment of silence was a part of a nationally observed Day of Mourning in honor of the innocent victims of the recent school tragedy.


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