TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People across the nation paused for a moment this morning in honor of the students and teachers killed in Newtown, Connecticut last week.
In Tallahassee, everyone in a crowded room for a meeting about trauma centers observed a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m.
They bowed their heads in prayer and reflection at the same time that Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School one week ago and killed 20 students and six teachers.
Gov. Rick Scott had asked Floridians to join Americans in a moment of silence.
Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong led the moment of silence at the Department of Health this morning. He offered these sentiments just before 9:30.
"To honor the memories of the 20 children, first graders, and six teachers who were all taken from this world too soon at Sandy Hook elementary school. To quote our governor, our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Newtown in this difficult time and we all continue to pray that peace comes to the families and all those impacted by this tragedy."
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy asked governors across the country to join him and the people of his state in the moment of silence this morning. Malloy was in Newtown as a bell chimed there in memory of all who died.