Many major, and not so major, websites all went dark briefly at 9:30 a.m. EST today. The websites took part in a national moment of silence for the victims of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Peter Lanza (20 years old), fatally shot twenty children and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the Sandy Hook Village of Newtown, Connecticut. Before driving to the school, he shot and killed his mother, Nancy Jean Lanza at their Newtown Home
Thousands of websites went dark. Names such as AOL, The Huffington Post, Digg, and Yahoo! all took time to show their gratitude to the families of this unspeakable event. Smaller sites, such as the one you are on right now (XCMediaDesign.com), also gave their support by going silent for about 10 minutes.
The website Causes.com states:
On Friday, December 21, over 175,000 people participated in the national moment of silence and more than 1,000 websites that went dark in a show of solidarity. It is now time to do something about gun violence. We welcome everyone on all sides of the issue to this dialogue.
Visitors can visit the Causes.com website dedicated to Sandy Hook and curbing gun violence in the United States by clicking here. You will be prompted to login using your Facebook account which is something we usually frown upon here at XC Media Design. This cause seems worth it in our eyes.
As with any school shooting, its hard not to shed a tear. Being so close to this tragic scene makes it unthinkable for our company. This could be anyone in America’s family. XC Media Design asks that you please take the time tonight to slow down, take a moment, and hug your children a little bit harder. Play a game and go for a walk. Just have a conversation. It is something every parent in the world should do after such an event.
Image Credits: Yahoo.com & Causes.com