Prayer and Remembrance and Patriot Day
September 06, 2003
"The president has provided us with a national outlet as we prepare to acknowledge the sad anniversary of September 11," said Murkowski. "As Americans remember and recognize the amazing acts of courage that are etched upon our hearts, we must never forget that those events born of hatred have produced a nation stronger than ever."
The president's proclamation on the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance asked Americans to mark the days with memorial services, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. For Patriot Day, the president asked that all flags fly at half-staff on September 11, and for America to observe a national moment of silence beginning at 8:46am EST to honor the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
"The president's words
offer us comfort during these times. Our thoughts and prayers
are with the victims of the terrorist attacks and their families.
As we move forward to face the many challenges ahead, we do so
with heavy hearts, and strong bodies," said Murkowski
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