(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 19, 2012) Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed a proclamation declaring Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 a “Day of Mourning” in the State of Connecticut and requesting that residents statewide participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m.
In a letter to the Nation’s Governors asking each state to consider participating Malloy said, “Let us all come together collectively to mourn the loss of far too many promising lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Though we will never know the full measure of sorrow experienced by these families, we can let them know that we stand with them during this difficult time.”
“Mourning this tragedy has extended beyond Newton, beyond the borders of Connecticut, and has spread across the nation and the world,” wrote Gov. Malloy. “On behalf of the State of Connecticut, we appreciate the letters and calls of support that have been delivered to our state and to the family members during their hour of need.”
Madison County Officials are asking our residents to participate in this moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 and that houses of worship and government buildings that have the capacity, to ring bells 26 times during that moment in honor of each life that was taken.
“Our hearts in Madison County are with the victims and families of this senseless tragedy “ said John Becker, Madison County Board Chairman.