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7.14.2005

Two Minutes for the United Kingdom

During 9/11 and after, Britain stood with us.

Today they observed -- with Germany, France and Italy -- a two minute silence in commemoration of last week's bombing dead.

Since our country did not see fit to join in that commemoration, I ask that you take two minutes today to think of those that died, and the many ways Britain has been a good friend to us.

9 Comments:

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Two minutes at least. Thanks for thinking of them.
xo

2:17 PM

 
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

Nice post M. Consider it done.

2:26 PM

 
Blogger Bela said...

Thanks for posting this, M.

We're now in shock again here because the atrocities were perpetrated by British suicide bombers and we know who they were and what they looked like. They're not faceless monsters any longer.

3:30 PM

 
Blogger AP3 said...

Yes, thanks for this post.

4:56 PM

 
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

You are right. We should have joined it. I'll take your advice.

6:41 PM

 
Blogger Urban Chick said...

seriously? the US didn't observe it? i'm quite shocked somehow...

there were quite a few silences and ceremonies like this after 9/11 here

4:13 AM

 
Blogger fsgsf said...

You are right. Just as the world stood with us on 9/11 we should have stood with London on 7/7.

God bless you.

Peace!

NJ from NJ

6:53 AM

 
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Thanks so much dear M!

I did this yesterday and it was very moving as I spoke to a few friends last evening who had narrowly escaped death/injury.

Such a terrible shock to all of us. I am proud that people in France observed the two minutes yesterday at 1 pm our time - 12 noon UK.

9:33 AM

 
Blogger Atreau said...

It saddens me that we didn't observe a moment of silence. And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us. Our ethnocentrism continues to grow every day!

8:56 PM

 

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