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"May the spirit of peace, and the love of human beings for each other, be shown in our sympathy."
September 14, 2001 10:25 AM   Subscribe

"May the spirit of peace, and the love of human beings for each other, be shown in our sympathy." More than 75,000 people streamed onto Canada's Parliament Hill in Ottawa today for a special service to remember the victims of Tuesday's attack in the U.S.
posted by tranquileye (2 comments total)

 
good quote. but there's nothing cynical to be said about it and that explains the 0 comments until now.
posted by Satapher at 11:20 AM on September 14, 2001


I was in that enormous crowd somewhere; I work only a few blocks away. Never seen so many people on the Hill at once before -- but then I hardly attend any Parliament Hill events, so so much for my perspective. Rivers of people heading there along closed-off streets nearly an hour before it began.

The service was simple and tasteful, if a little formal and restrained. An official ceremony, after all. The crowd was pretty emotional under the surface, though -- and one person not too far from my position held up a Churchillian V-for-victory salute throughout the half-hour ceremony.
posted by mcwetboy at 12:27 PM on September 14, 2001


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