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National Day of Prayer

Date: 9/13/2001
Time: 4:47:48 PM
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> By the President of the United States of America > A Proclamation > > On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America in a > series of despicable acts of war. They hijacked four passenger jets, > crashed two of them into the World Trade Center=s twin towers, a third > into the Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense at the Pentagon, > causing great loss of life and tremendous damage. The fourth plane crashed > in the Pennsylvania countryside, killing all on board but falling well > short of its intended target apparently because of the heroic efforts of > passengers on board. This carnage, which caused the collapse of both Trade > Center towers and the destruction of part of the Pentagon, killed more > than 250 airplane passengers and thousands more on the ground. > > Civilized people around the world denounce the evildoers who devised > and executed these terrible attacks. Justice demands that those who > helped or harbored the terrorists be punished -- and punished severely. > The enormity of their evil demands it. We will use all the resources of > the United States and our cooperating friends and allies to pursue those > responsible for this evil, until justice is done. > > We mourn with those who have suffered great and disastrous loss. All > our hearts have been seared by the sudden and sense-less taking of > innocent lives. We pray for healing and for the strength to serve and > encourage one another in hope and faith. > > Scripture says: "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be > comforted." I call on every American family and the family of America to > observe a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, honoring the memory of > the thousands of victims of these brutal attacks and comforting those who > lost loved ones. We will persevere through this national tragedy and > personal loss. In time, we will find healing and recovery; and, in the > face of all this evil, we remain strong and united, "one Nation under > God." > > NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of > America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and > laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 14, 2001, > as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the > Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. I ask that the people of the > United States and places of worship mark this National Day of Prayer and > Remembrance with noontime memorial services, the ringing of bells at that > hour, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. I encourage employers > to permit their workers more time off during the lunch hour to attend the > noontime services to pray for our land. I invite the people of the world > who share our grief to join us in these solemn observances. > > IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this > thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and > of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and > twenty-sixth. > > GEORGE W. BUSH

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