12/21/12 Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared Friday, December 21, 2012 a “Day of Mourning” in the State of Connecticut and is requesting that residents statewide participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. The Governor is also requesting houses of worship and government buildings that have the capability, to ring bells 26 times during that moment in honor of each life that was taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“Let us all come together collectively to mourn the loss of far too many promising lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Governor Malloy said. “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.”
Governor Malloy has also written a letter to every governor in the United States, asking each state to consider joining the State of Connecticut on Friday during this time of reflection and mourning.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has joined the effort of honoring the victims of the tragic shooting last Friday. His office has forward the request to governmental agencies across the state.
Marshall County Commissioner Kevin Overmyer announced Thursday morning on the WTCA What’s Your Opinion Show that the bell at the top of the Courthouse will ring 26 times at 9:30 for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Overmyer is urging churches with bells to ring and any other locations with bells to ring them. He also said “Folks are welcome to gather together on the Courthouse lawn for a moment of silence.”
Mike Woolfington, Director of the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Old Fire House will ring the bell out front for the City of Plymouth.