A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on December 14,2012 after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has declared Friday as a day of mourning for the victims of the deadly Connecticut school shooting.
The governor says the state will observe a moment of silence Friday at 9:30 a.m. in honor of those killed in the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The governor issued a proclamation commending the "tremendous acts of bravery" from the teachers, staff and first responders at the school.
Beebe's proclamation also asks places of worship and government buildings to ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. Friday in honor of the 20 students and six adults killed in the shootings.
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