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Statewide Moment of Silence to Mark Newtown Shooting

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White balloons decorate the sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary School as a Connecticut State Trooper stands guard at the school's entrance, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. David Goldman/AP White balloons decorate the sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary School as a Connecticut State Trooper stands guard at the school's entrance, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. David Goldman/AP
FILE: Members of a Midlothian community held a candlelight vigil Sunday, December, 16, 2012, to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. COMPLETE COVERAGE: http://www.wric.com/category/253514/condolences-8news-honors-the-victims-of FILE: Members of a Midlothian community held a candlelight vigil Sunday, December, 16, 2012, to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. COMPLETE COVERAGE: http://www.wric.com/category/253514/condolences-8news-honors-the-victims-of

RICHMOND, VA-As a nation approaches one year since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, people across the state will take a moment to remember the lives lost.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared Friday a day of mourning, asking Virginians to take part in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the Newtown community, including the parent of a teacher killed in a school shooting massacre last year, took part in a vigil at the National Cathedral on Thursday.

Saturday marks one year since gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside the elementary school, killing 26 people, including 20 young students, before taking his own life.

 

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