Capitol honors Seahawks with own 'moment of loudness'

Staff writerFebruary 5, 2014 

Seattle wasn't the only place that took some time to honor the Seahawks at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday.

While a parade to honor the Super Bowl champs was underway in Seattle, a few hundred people in Olympia gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to show their support for the team.

Led by state Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Renton, the group chanted "Sea! Hawks!" and cheered as part of a statewide "moment of loudness" declared by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Pettigrew told the crowd afterward: "Let's all be back here next year, doing the same thing."

Several state employees were among those in Olympia braving the cold temperatures to honor the Seahawks Wednesday. Greg Selstead and Jay Wells, who work for the state Department of Transportation, were among the first to arrive and stood at the front of the crowd, with Selstead waving a 12th Man flag to help lead the rallying cry. Both men came to the rally during their lunch break, they said.

"We didn't get to make it to the (Seattle) parade, so we want to come here and voice our excitement," Selstead said.

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