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Denver Observes Moment Of Silence, Day Of Peace

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A moment of silence was observed at Civic Center Park Friday morning for the victims of the shooting in Newton, Conn. (credit: CBS)

A moment of silence was observed at Civic Center Park Friday morning for the victims of the shooting in Newton, Conn. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Colorado observed a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday to remember the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The City and County Building at 1437 Bannock Street also rang its bells at the time the shooting started on the East Coast.

There is also a planned “Day of Peace” all day at Civic Center Park where the Greek Amphitheater has been turned into a place of quiet contemplation.

Hickenlooper also asked 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. in Civic Center Park, 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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