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Sandy Hook Shootings: Patch 'Going Dark' in Moment of Silence

Patch and parent company AOL will be part of the Web Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Westlake Patch will join Patch sites across the nation in a Web "Moment of Silence" to honor those killed in last week's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Patch sites will begin observing the moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. EST and will "blackout" for five minutes.

Other sites observing the Web Moment of Silence are AOL (Patch's parent company), Adobe, Gilt, Foursquare, Duke University, Jawbone, and Salesforce.

According to TechCrunch, the moment of silence will extend to social media, with about 100,000 people pledging not to post on Facebook or Twitter during that time. People who have pledged to do so include Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana.

If you want your website to be a part of the Web Moment of Silence, click here to find out how to do it.

Meanwhile, states across the country will observe a moment of silence at the same time. the moment of silence was requested by Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe December 21, 2012, as a day of mourning. Malloy sent a letter to all the nation's governors asking them to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the fallen.

Shelly carrillo December 21, 2012 at 06:25 AM
My heart is broken for the familys! All i can do is pray for strength for them. Im so sorry for their loss!

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