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Denver Plans For Moment Of Silence, Day Of Peace

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The bell tower at the City County Building in Denver. (credit: CBS)

The bell tower at the City County Building in Denver. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is encouraging people to join those in a moment of silence on Friday to honor the 26 people killed last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

There will also be a planned “Day of Peace” all day at Civic Center Park where the Greek Amphitheatre will be turned into a place of quiet contemplation.

As Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Gov. John Hickenlooper requested the City and County of Denver will participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The City and County Building at 1437 Bannock Street will also ring its bells 26 times in remembrance of the lives lost at Sandy Hook.

Hickenlooper is also asking government buildings and places of worship to ring bells 26 times in honor of those who died at the school.

Everyone is invited to participate even if they cannot attend the moment of silence in person.

At 6 p.m. Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis will speak.

Throughout the day yoga and meditation will be available in Civic Center Park thanks to Denver’s yoga and wellness community.

“Like a lot of us in the community I was very moved by the tragedy last week in Connecticut followed by lots of tragedies it seems of late. There is a member of the yoga community who organized this event and asked me if I would be a meditation leader and I said, ‘I would be honored.’ It’s great to be able to send some peace if in any way, shape or form some of that could send some peace to the families,” said Yogi Damon Grossman.

“No meditation experience required. All you have to do is be able to sit silently and send some good energy from the heart to all the families of the victims and all of our country.”

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