We Will Remember|
(Friday, September 14, 2001 - 11:25 EDT)
Today has been declared a national Day of Prayer and Remembrance in the United States by President Bush, and we would ask readers to please take a moment of their time during the day to remember the victims of this international tragedy. We'd also pay tribute to the many brave heroes who are working hard at the scenes of the attacks - searching for survivors, giving medical aid, removing debris, uncovering evidence and much, much more.
We also want to alert readers to a statement that was recently made by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. We were concerned to hear that a telemarketing agency is making phone calls, in particular targetting senior citizens, soliciting donations in the wake of the disaster. Mayor Giuliani advised that if you receive such a call, you should contact your local police department to let them know. There are apparently no official efforts to solicit funds by telemarketing, and you should not give money to anybody who phones you. If you want to offer a donation, instead read our earlier news item to find out ways in which you can do so.