Malloy declares Friday a day of mourning

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared Friday, Dec. 21, a day of mourning in Connecticut to honor and remember the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“I also ask places of worship and government buildings, which have the ability, to ring bells 26 times in honor of each life taken too soon from Sandy Hook Elementary School,” he said in the official statement.

Mr. Malloy also sent a letter Tuesday afternoon to all U.S. governors requesting their state observe a moment of silence on Friday for the victims in Newtown.

“In the last few days, the outpouring of love and compassion from your state and from around the world has been overwhelming, and the people of Connecticut will be forever grateful. Too often we focus on what divides us as people, instead of what binds us together as human beings,” he wrote. “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.”