FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 18, 1996
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.
"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.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office