GOVERNOR MARKELL ASKS DELAWAREANS TO OBSERVE MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF SCHOOL SHOOTING - Delaware City
Friday, December 21, 2012
On Thursday December 20, the Delaware Volunteer Firemen Association (DVFA) sent the following message:
To all fire companies:
Below is the Governor’s message asking for a moment of silence on Friday, December 21, 2013, at 0930, for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. His office is asking that any fire company who may have a station bell to ring it 26 times at 0930 tomorrow. Thank you,
GOVERNOR MARKELL ASKS DELAWAREANS TO OBSERVE MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF SCHOOL SHOOTING
Governor Markell is asking Delawareans to join with the residents of Connecticut in observing a moment of silence on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
“The people of Delaware have grieved and prayed for the people of Newtown, Conn. We have been joined in that grief by those from around the country and around the world. Governor Malloy of Connecticut has declared a day of mourning on Friday, December 21, and has asked his fellow governors to observe a moment of silence as well. So I request that Delawareans join the moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to reflect and remember the lives that were lost so heartbreakingly, and to consider what we can do as individuals, as communities, as a state and as a country to prevent future tragedies. I also suggest that churches or other institutions with the ability to do so toll 26 chimes in memory of the victims.”
Jasper Lakey, Ed Kalinowski, Charlie Neel, Albert Schrack, Melissa Kiger and Brad Speakman rang out Station's Bell in honor of the victims.