Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a statewide moment of silence to be observed at 9:30 a.m. Friday to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.
In addition, the more than 900 Patch sites around the country — including 16 in Wisconsin — will go dark at 8:30 a.m. Friday as part of a "Web Moment of Silence."
Walker and governors around the country are calling for a Day of Mourning on Friday in order to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed Dec. 14.
“Newtown and the State of Connecticut are still reeling from the terrible loss of life last Friday,” Walker said in a statement. “(Connecticut) Governor (Daniel) Malloy has called for a Day of Mourning in Connecticut and asks that states across the nation also remember the victims and their families in a moment of silence.
"This is also a moment to honor the bravery of Sandy Hook Elementary staff and the first responders," Walker added. "During difficult times such as these, it is important that we stand together to support our neighbors, who are suffering.”
In addition to the moment of silence, Walker is asking places of worship and government buildings that can do so to ring their bells 26 times in honor of each of those who died in the mass shooting.
Among other websites taking part in the "Web Moment of Silence" are AOL, Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke University Jawbone, Salesforce and others.
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