Lowry asks for moment of silence

OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry is asking that Washington residents participate in a nationwide moment of silence tomorrow morning in remembrance of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing last April 19. President Clinton has declared the day a national day of remembrance and has asked all people of the United States to observe a moment of silence at 7:02 a.m. (PDT).

"Our nation is great for the freedoms and liberties we stand united to protect, and for the solidarity we feel against such senseless destruction as we witnessed in Oklahoma City," Lowry said. "I urge all Washington residents to pause in reflection of the lives lost in this tragedy, and to wish well on the families whose lives were changed on this day last year."

Flags at the state capitol in Olympia will be lowered to half staff in remembrance.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.