Governor Steve Beshear is asking Kentuckians to observe a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy declared Friday, December 21st, a day of mourning, and Connecticut citizens will be observing a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. that day.
Governor Malloy has asked that other states join in this remembrance with houses of worship and other buildings with bells are encouraged to sound them 26 times – one ring for each of the 20 children and six adults that were killed at the school.
The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time throughout Kentucky.
Governor Beshear previously directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of the victims of the shooting and encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.