Governor Jay Nixon urged Missourians today to pause today to remember the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nixon and governors across the country were calling for people to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. in their local time zones. That's the hour of the shooting last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The gunman killed 20 first-graders and six adults before committing suicide. 20-year-old Adam Lanza also killed his mother at their home before attacking the school.
In a press statement issued by the governor’s office, Nixon says that the “moment of silence across the country represents the sorrow deeply felt by our nation."