GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy asked everyone nationwide to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday to honor the victims of the massacre in Newtown. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed Michigan will do so.
"Last week's unthinkable tragedy in Newtown has left a mark of sadness in the heart of every American," said Snyder in a statement. "My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the parents, families, friends and community members forever affected by this horrible event."
At that same time, carillon bells will ring on both the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses of Grand Valley State University.
Malloy suggested bells to ring nationwide 26 times in honor of each life that was taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Fred Glespie was found not guilty in the death of three children who died in an apartment fire.
Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Plainwell Thursday night.
The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.