Governor Malloy is directing flags to remain flying at half-staff today, in remembrance of the 20 children and 6 adults who were killed six years ago at Sandy Hook School. Flags are also currently flying at half-staff for a 30-day period in honor of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on November 30th.
Newtown is once again marking the anniversary of the shooting with a period of silence. All municipal offices, departments, and agencies will be closed from 9:30 until 9:45 am for reflection in honor and remembrance. Notes are posted on Newtown buildings inviting the public to join in the period of silence. Local houses of worship and The Resiliency Center of Newtown have open hours for reflection today. An interfaith service is planned for this evening at Congregation Adath Israel at 7pm.
Malloy says the unthinkable tragedy that occurred on this day will forever have an impact. As the man who told the families that their loved ones would not be coming home, Malloy says he thinks about the children and educators every single day. He added that too often people focus on divisions, instead of the ties that bind--but that Connecticut witnessed first-hand an infinite flood of compassion from all around the world in the aftermath the shooting.