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December 21, 2012

FRIDAY: GOV. MALLOY, LT. GOV. WYMAN, FIRST SELECTMAN LLODRA

LEAD MOMENT OF SILENCE IN NEWTOWN

(HARTFORD, CT) - On Friday at 9:30 a.m., Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra, together with other local elected officials and residents, will convene on the steps of Edmond Town Hall in Newtown for a moment of silence in memory of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The officials will congregate on the steps at 9:28 a.m., with the moment of silence beginning at 9:30 a.m. During the memorial, bells from the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church will ring 26 times in memory of each life lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There will be no formal remarks given .

Media are kindly asked to clear the area as quickly as possible so as to not obstruct the flow of traffic on area roads for those traveling to nearby memorial services immediately following the ceremony.

Governor Malloy earlier this week proclaimed Friday a "Day of Mourning" in the State of Connecticut, and asked residents statewide to participate in a moment of silence and bell ringing at 9:30 a.m. He also wrote the nation's governors, inviting each state in the country to participate in the reflection on this day.

WHO : Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, First Selectman Llodra

WHAT : Moment of silence, bell ringing

WHEN : Friday, December 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.

WHERE : Edmond Town Hall; 45 Main Street, Newtown

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