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Posted at 9:34 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Share thoughts on the Tucson shootings

By Washington Post editors

President Obama will observe a moment of silence for the Arizona shooting victims Monday morning, and he called on all Americans to do so at the same time in a show of national unity.

In a Sunday statement issued by the White House, Obama said the moment of silence, which he will mark at 11 a.m. Eastern with staff on the White House South Lawn, will "honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., including those still fighting for their lives."

"It will be a time for us to come together as a nation in prayer or reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart," he said in the statement.

Obama signed a proclamation Sunday calling for flags to be flown at half-staff.

We invite Post readers to share your thoughts for the victims of the Tucson shootings and their families.

Your Take: How will you observe a moment of silence in their memory?

Share your thoughts using the link above or tweet your response using #momentofsilence. We'll post some of the responses back into this blog.

By Washington Post editors  | January 10, 2011; 9:34 AM ET
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I'm angry over this senseless loss of human life.

If a student posted a hit list online, they would be suspended and even arrested.

Sarah Palin posted a hit list online, and she got donations.

And now some idiot has followed her orders.

It's time to hold her accountable for her actions and words.

Arrest Sarah Palin!

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 10, 2011 10:04 AM | Report abuse

All I know is this White Boy better Fry.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 10, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse

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