Gov. Abbott Calls For Minute of Silence to Honor Paris Attack Victims

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for a state-wide minute of silence to honor the victims of the attacks in Paris.

The minute of silence will happen at noon on Monday, Nov. 16.

Here's the full statement from Abbott:

"Texas' solidarity and longstanding relationship with France is well established," said Governor 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. I urge all Texans to hold a minute of silence at noon tomorrow and pray for the victims and families of the despicable attacks that took place in Paris."

The statement comes one day after the European Union called for all of Europe to hold a minute of silence Monday at noon.

From candlelight vigils to illuminations highlighting the colors of France's flag, cities around the world have marked solidarity in different ways. Dallas's skyline and Fort Worth's Sundance Square all featured lights resembling the French tri-color flag immediately following the attacks.

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