Freeport NY, September 14, 2001
This Day Of Remembrance And Prayer
Stewart Lilker - Publisher/Editor
behalf of the people who contribute to FreeportNYNews.com and the many
readers who have e-mailed us with their thoughts and feelings, it is clear
that as we all participate in this day of national mourning and
remembrance, the loss and meaning that we have all experienced is beyond
FreeportNYNews offers a heartfelt expression of
sympathy to the victims and their families and to all of those who
have been affected by the week’s tragic events.
democratic ideals, our faith in our country and each other, our belief in
civil rights and justice must not be dimmed. We have to continue to work
to make our community and our government better. We must not loose faith
in what America stands for. We must continue to strive to move forward and
not give in to terrorism of any kind. We must not be overcome by these
horrible events. Our global community and our nation must not drift
backwards towards racism and hate. Justice, not revenge, should move us
forward into the light.
the disruption of the week's events wrought by Tuesday’s horrific
actions we are taking our lead from the President and our National
leaders. FreeportNYNews will continue covering the local scene, while
wiping away the tears in our eyes.
of you have asked how you might help. I have this advice. Reach out in any
way you can.
appears that some families in Freeport, so close to the epicenter of the
cataclysmic events of the week, have suffered personal losses. Reach out
to those families, because they are our families. Their loss, so close to
us, is truly our loss. We must share our strength and love with them and
each other in this tragic time.
thing you might also consider is giving blood. This is an important way
for you to share yourself and help. For information call 1-800-GIVELIFE,
or visit the American Red Cross web site at: http://www.redcross.org
you have other suggestions of how we might help, or if you simply wish to
share your thoughts, please feel free to share them with us.
this day of Remembrance and Prayer, I urge you to remember, love is
stronger than hate.