In the wake of a late October mass shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging employers and individuals to take part in a one minute of silence at noon on Friday.
Wolf’s office said the moment of silence is a “call for peace and to honor” the victims of the shooting.
“As you take a moment to remember the 11 victims of this heinous crime, I ask that you also reflect on our common humanity,” said Wolf. “We must never forget this tragic event as we begin moving forward and continue working toward a more peaceful society. I encourage all Pennsylvania employers and individuals to join people worldwide in standing against hate and remembering those who lost their lives.”
The moment of silence set for Friday afternoon has gained worldwide traction and will be led by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto at Point State Park in Pittsburgh.