Governor Greg Abbott Calls for Moment of Silence Across Texas on Monday
Sunday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for a minute of silence on Monday, November 16, to honor the memory of those killed in last week's terrorist attack in Paris.
"Texas' solidarity and longstanding relationship with France is well established," said Gov. Abbott.
"When Texas declared its independence from Mexico, France was among the first nations to recognize that independence. We have not forgotten France's commitment to the Lone Star State and Texas will join with other states and nations tomorrow to honor the victims and condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks," he said. "I urge all Texans to hold a minute of silence at noon tomorrow (Monday) and pray for the victims and families of the despicable attacks that took place in Paris."
The statewide moment of silence will be held at 12 p.m. CST/11 a.m. MST across Texas.
According to the Governor's Office Texas' moment of silence is being held in the same manner as the moment of silence being held in the 28 nations of the European Union.