Governor Scott Walker has issued a Day of Mourning proclamation to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday.
A moment of silence will be observed at 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (9:30 a.m. EST) on December 21, 2012 to honor the 20 children and six teachers who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.
Walker also asks places of worship and government buildings with the capability to ring bells 26 times in honor of each of the lives that were lost.
"Newtown and the State of Connecticut are still reeling from the terrible loss of life last Friday," Governor Walker said in a statement. "Governor Malloy has called for a Day of Mourning in Connecticut and asks that states across the nation also remember the victims and their families in a moment of silence. This is also a moment to honor the bravery of Sandy Hook Elementary staff and the first responders. During difficult times such as these, it is important that we stand together to support our neighbors, who are suffering."