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Re: three minutes silence....
Posted By: Grishny, on host
Date: Friday, September 14, 2001, at 11:41:23
In Reply To: three minutes silence.... posted by Liz on Friday, September 14, 2001, at 11:14:50:

> ...I hope that in the three minutes of silence
that millions of people observed, it will do
something to show a sense of togetherness
and unity- something that is terribly important
in the coming months.
> Liz

At noon today, everyone at my company went
outside to the grassy picnic area next to our
parking lot to observe the national day of
prayer and remembrance called for by
President Bush. Our CEO, who was in New
York along with several other employees the
day of the attacks, addressed the gathering
and once again reaffirmed, as so many others
have done, that American unity and patriotism
will prevail over fear and cowardice.

One of our IT specialists who is also an
ordained minister read a passage from
Psalm 27 and led in prayer. We observed two
separate moments of silence, and in between
employees were encouraged to say a few
words if they so desired.

One person commented that when God
allows things like this to happen, it is always
for a reason. We who have so small a
perspective may not understand why, but if we
truly trust in God, we can rest assured that this
did not take Him by surprise. Something good
will come of this.

This has been a major wake-up call for the
people of the United States of America. We
had grown complacent; we took our way of life
for granted. We have been reminded what the
cost of freedom can be. Even if it proves
impossible to stamp out the terrorists
responsible for these heinous actions, I hope
that our nation won't soon forget the lesson
we learned this week.


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