Avon to hold Memorial for Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims & Families

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Gov. Dannel Malloy is asking the people of Connecticut to observe a moment of silence on Friday, Dec.  21, at 9:30 a.m., one week after the shooting that took the lives of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Avon Residents will join together tomorrow December 21st to collectively mourn the loss of lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

Malloy is declaring Dec. 21 a Day of Mourning in Connecticut and is asking houses of worship and government buildings that have the capability, to ring bells 26 times during that moment in honor of each life that was taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Location: West Avon Congregational Church, Country Club Road, Avon (across from the library)
Time: Please plan to arrive by 9:00AM as the service will start promptly at 9:15AM
This is open to the public and all faiths are welcome! 

9:15 Eulogy & Reflection, by Rev. Brian Hardee
9:30 Moment of Silence, Ringing of the Bell
A reading of the names of the children & teachers
Immediately followed by:
-Thompson Brook School-Musica Dulce Singing Group
-Prayer for the First Responders & Closing Remarks, by Rev. John Widing, Chaplain for the  Avon Police and Fire Department

Green & White are the colors representing Sandy Hook Elementary School, feel free to wear them and to show your support.


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