Thoughts and prayers|
(Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - 13:33 EDT)
It was with great shock that we woke up this morning to news of numerous terrorist attacks on the United States. If you are not aware of the situation, you can find ongoing coverage at Yahoo; in a nutshell, three aircraft have been hijacked and crashed into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington DC. We've also seen reports of a fourth hijacked aircraft crashing and possible bomb explosions, and the entire US is grinding to a halt as all airports and many goverment offices and public buildings have been closed, and all inbound aircraft diverted to Canada.
We're at a loss for words right now as we try to understand exactly what has happened - not even a year ago we stood at the top of the World Trade Center ourselves, and we have friends in New York who we pray have not been involved in this tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people who have been affected by these terrorist acts, and the families of those who have died. The only way we can think of in which readers can assist is by giving blood - with what we'd expect to be large numbers of people who will need blood transfusions every little bit is likely to help.