Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday.
At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook.
After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal.
The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana.
Also, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued a proclamation Thursday encouraging Missouri residents to honor the Newtown victims as well as other victims of gun violence in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Central.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of so many innocent lives, and this moment of silence across the country represents the sorrow deeply felt by our nation,” Gov. Nixon said in a statement Thursday.
Looking for ways to help the Sandy Hook families? Visit Newtown Patch to learn more.