Moment of silence at MU for Fort Hood victims

Friday, November 6, 2009 | 9:34 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Students in MU's ROTC program participated alongside military personnel and their families and friends across the world Friday afternoon in a moment of silence for the victims of the violence at Fort Hood in Texas.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asked military personnel and others to pause for a minute at 1:34 p.m., a day after an Army psychiatrist killed 12 soldiers and one civilian.

Maj. Lance O'Bryan, enrollment and scholarship officer for the MU Army ROTC, said ROTC students had lowered the state and national flags outside MU's Crowder Hall Friday morning.

"Because most of the students and cadre are out, we didn't have a get-together or vigil," O'Bryan said. "Those present observed the moment of silence individually."

On Tuesday, the Army and Air Force ROTC divisions will participate in a Veterans Day ceremony that will include a vigil.


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