Gov. Abbott calls for minute of silence to honor victims in Paris

Tom Hinde

Consistent with the moment of silence to be held by all 28 member nations of the European Union, Governor Greg Abbott has asked Texans to take part and hold a minute of silence to honor the memory of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. The minute of silence will take place on Monday, November 16 at noon.

"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 to honor the victims and condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks. I urge all Texans to hold a minute of silence at noon Monday and pray for the victims and families of the despicable attacks that took place in Paris."