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Posted at 9:24 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Moment of Silence for Arizona victims: (Photos and #MomentofSilence)

By Melissa Bell
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The U.S. flag flies at half-staff above the Capitol in honor of the victims of the Arizona shooting. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Over Capitol Hill and the White House, the United States flag flies at half-staff. President Obama asked the nation to pause in a moment of silence at 11 a.m., remembering the "innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., including those still fighting for their lives."

The House of Representatives is not in session today, but House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood also requested Sunday that all members of Congress, staffers and visitors present on the House side of the Capitol join in the moment of silence.

Did you participate? I'd like to hear what you thought about in that moment. What did you remember or honor? What should we be thinking about during moments of silence?

Your Take: Does the silence help fight the fears and the anger?

Tweet us your thoughts with #MomentofSilence. Leave your thoughts in the comments or share your thoughts here.

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The President and first lady on the South Lawn of the White House. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Congressional staffers on the steps of the Capitol. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Specialists on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange observe a moment of silence. (Richard Drew/AP)

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 9:24 AM ET
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As I reflected for this moment, I thought about how precious life is and how much we should try to support each other in this world rather than battle over trivial things.

Posted by: laurel124 | January 10, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

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