Thursday, December 20, 2012

Moment of Silence Will Honor Sandy Hook Victims

To honor and remember the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has announced he is calling for a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.
Next to Easton's Peace Candle on
Centre Square, the American flag at half-mast
in honor of those slain in the Sandy Hook
school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“I invite all Pennsylvanians to join me in this moment of respect and reflection," Corbett said.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto confirmed Thursday evening that City Hall will be joining in the moment of silence.
The move comes in response to a request from Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut on Wednesday, asking for other states to join Connecticut in observing a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. local time.

Malloy also asked places of worship in Connecticut that have the capability to ring bells 26 times, in honor of the 20 young students and six educators who lost their lives.

Trinity Episcopal Church in Easton has announced it will toll the church bells at that time and hold a short prayer service simultaneously with the declared moment of silence.

More than 1,500 churches across the U.S. will reportedly hold similar services as well.

"We will gather in the church yard at 9:25 a.m. and observe a time of silence while the bells toll, and then end with prayer," reads an announcement released by the church.

Trinity Epicopal Church is located at 234 Spring Garden St. All are welcome at the service.

Updated at 9:02 p.m. to add that Easton City Hall will be participating.

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