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Patch, Other Websites Go Dark Friday for Sandy Hook

North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch and Patch sites nationwide will participate in an online moment of silence in memory of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch will go dark at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. And so will thousands of other websites across the country. Patch and other online companies are taking part of an online moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The event will last one minute. 

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, more than 130,000 people took the pledge on Causes.com. Websites wishing to participate can embed a green ribbon on their site, like the one you see in this article. Twitter users are also asked to use the hashtag #momentforSandyHook to show their support.

Online entities can also visit webmomentofsilence.org for a JavaScript code to automatically darken their site at 9:30 a.m. The website will turn gray and a white box with a green ribbon will appear with the statement "We are observing a National Moment of Silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy."

Will your website be going dark? Tell us in the comment section.

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