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The Newtown Shootings: Patch Network Will 'Go Dark' in Moment of Silence

Our Patches across the country will take part in a Web Moment of Silence on Friday.

Online sites, including the Patch network and AOL (Patch's parent company) will join in a Web "Moment of Silence" to mark the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14.

The moment of silence was requested by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe Dec. 21, 2012, as a day of mourning. Malloy sent a letter to all the nation's governors asking them to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the fallen.

President Obama said he will observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m.

Patch sites across the country will mark the tragedy at 9:30 a.m. EST and "blackout" for five minutes.

Already, more than 100,000 people and sites have pledged to participate in the  Web Goes Silent campaign on the Causes.com page.

Among other sites taking part in the Web Moment of Silence are Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke University Jawbone, Salesforce and others.

How will you participate? Tell us in comments.

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