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Patch Participates in National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Friday

Your local Patch site will go dark during national observance for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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.

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.

After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. 

Looking for ways to help the Sandy Hook families? Visit Newtown Patch to learn more.

Despiser of Obama December 21, 2012 at 03:48 AM
My wife and I also went to Chicago yesterday to a Center for woman that took in nine girls that had babies and their a**hole parents tried to force them to get abortions, but the center rescued the girls and now cares for the girls and their babies. We donated plenty of food, money and cooked for them! That's what a real Catholic does. Not like the fake ones that go to Church and put on phony faces and then decide abortion is okay.
Lauren Williamson (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Comments deleted because, come on, guys: neither on topic nor appropriate for this post.
Mike Fangman December 21, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Kathy, DoO is a well-known troll here. He posts stuff like this deliberately to push other people's buttons. I have tried engaging him in reasoned discussions, but he has no sense of reason at all.
Walt Hines December 21, 2012 at 04:06 AM
What makes some of you people tick. This 5 minutes of silence has to do with grade school children and teachers who have lost their lives in a horrible act of violence. It's called remembering and paying respect for all who perished. Vera, there's a time and place for abortion debate. This is not one of them. Be respectful of all the parents who will never see their children again. All the families who have lost their sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and wives. I know you probably have a million and one responses to my statement, I'm really tired of hearing it. I don't give a rats butt what your views are because honestly they're all over the place and half of them contradict each other. It's really too bad that you can't even give these victims 5 minutes of silence. Once again you must be the center of attention. My heart goes out to the families who have lost their loved ones. May you find comfort and strength knowing that you have the country close at hand. Thoughts and prayers always.
Amy Filip December 21, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Thank you Lauren. I was just responding.....everyone has an agenda, but there is a time and a place to gain support for whatever yours may be. We should be mourning all the innocent lives that were lost way too soon last week right now, not trying to sort out politics.
Mouse December 21, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Good thing there is no actual news in Patch. Nobody missed anything.
Nancy Prior December 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM
T'was 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38. when 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty that they saw there. They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. "Where are we"? asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "This is Heaven". declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house”. When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. then He opened His arms and he called them all by name. and at that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring. those children all flew into the arms of their King! As they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face. And as if He could read all the questions she had. He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad".
Nancy Prior December 21, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below. He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow and woe. He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land"! "may this country be delivered from the hands of fools". "I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools"! Then He and the children stood up without a sound. "Come now my children, let me show you around". Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT". Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

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