Ky. Gov. Beshear asks for moment of silence Friday

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 20 at 6:40 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear is asking Kentuckians to join in a moment of silence for victims of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre.
 
The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time Friday, one week after 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
 
A gunman armed with a military-style assault rifle also killed his mother at her home.
 
Beshear previously directed all flags at state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims.
 
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has declared Friday a day of mourning in that state and asked other states to participate in a moment of silence.
 
Houses of worship and other buildings with bells are encouraged to sound them 26 times.

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