Hickenlooper calls for moment of silence Friday to remember Sandy Hook victims

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One of many memorials established to remember the victims of the Newtown school massacre

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking Coloradans to join a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy declared Friday a “Day of Mourning” in Connecticut and asked all other states to join in an act that will focus on “what binds us together as human beings.”  

“The sense of community that has emerged in the wake of this tragedy should not be lost as we begin to emerge from this national tragedy, and I ask you to join with me and the citizens of Connecticut to remember the loved ones lost last Friday,” Gov. Molly wrote in a letter to governors.

In Connecticut, Gov. Malloy also asked places of worship and government facilities to ring bells 26 times in honor each of the victims who died at the school shooting Dec. 14.

Those remembered include:

  • Charlotte, 6
  • Daniel, 7
  • Rachel Davino, 29
  • Olivia, 6
  • Josephine, 7
  • Ana, 6
  • Dylan, 6
  • Dawn Hocksprung, 47
  • Madeleine, 6
  • Catherine, 6
  • Chase, 7
  • Jesse, 6
  • James, 6
  • Grace, 7
  • Anne Marie Murphy, 52
  • Emilie Parker, 6
  • Jack, 6
  • Noah, 6
  • Caroline, 6
  • Jessica, 6
  • Avielle, 6
  • Lauren Russeau, 30
  • Mary Sherlach, 56
  • Victoria Soto, 27
  • Benjamin, 6
  • Allison, 6

The list includes full names of children only when parents have spoken publicly.

Story by: Paula Vargas