Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder calls moment of silence to honor Sandy Hook victims

Published On: Dec 20 2012 03:56:01 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 20 2012 04:02:28 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. -

Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed a moment of silence Friday at 9:30 a.m. to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Conn.

Snyder said he is honoring Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's request to governors nationwide.

“Last week’s unthinkable tragedy in Newtown has left a mark of sadness in the heart of every American,” said Snyder. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the parents, families, friends and community members forever affected by this horrible event.”

Friday's moment of silence will take place one week after the shootings that occurred, in which 20 students and six educators died.

Gov. Snyder and Gov. Malloy said they have asked places of worship and government buildings, which have the ability, to ring bells 26 times during this moment to honor each of the lives lost.

VIEW:Gov. Snyder's proclamation

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