Your local Patch site will go dark during national observance for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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 …
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana
I was listening to National Public Radio Monday afternoon when they aired a story about Noah Pozner, the youngest victim in the Sandy Hook shooting. Noah was a twin and the story highlighted how he and his twin sister were inseparable and how he was an inquisitive and spirited child. At the end of the story, the reporter said the Noah's family chose to open the services to the public. They felt that would help the community and the family to heal. Additionally, Rabbi Shaul Praver, who officiated Monday's service, said Noah's mom wanted to share his story. They wanted people to know about him; they wanted people to remember him. "They wanted to scream it from the rooftops: 'My little boy, you know, he was a beautiful boy. And I want to tell…