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Obama Leads Moment of Silence for Arizona Victims

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Obama Leads Moment of Silence for Arizona Victims

January 10, 2011

President Barack Obama led a national moment of silence at 11 a.m. EST today in honor of the victims of the shooting on Saturday in Tuscon, Arizona. “I call on Americans to observe a moment of silence to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives,” Obama said Sunday in a statement. “It will be a time for us to come together as a nation in prayer or reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart.”

The Supreme Court also participated in the moment of silence due to the death of U.S. District Judge John McCarthy Roll, and House Speaker John Boehner has delayed the scheduled agenda for this week. The House plans to pass a resolution this week honoring Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the victims of the shooting.