Wednesday, June 10, 2009

“Solemn Remembrance”

President Obama has released a statement on this afternoon’s terrible shooting at the United States Holocaust Museum, in which a security guard was killed.

"I am shocked and saddened by today’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This outrageous act reminds us that we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms. No American institution is more important to this effort than the Holocaust Museum, and no act of violence will diminish our determination to honor those who were lost by building a more peaceful and tolerant world.

Today, we have lost a courageous security guard who stood watch at this place of solemn remembrance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this painful time."

We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, who gave his life in the line of duty.

We must stand up to hate.
We must work toward peace and justice.
Three places which do such good and honorable work are:
The United States Holocaust Museum

The Southern Poverty Law Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center


barbie2be said...

this is so sad. while i was reading the article i thought, i hope that racist POS dies too.

how is it even possible that there are still holocaust deniers?

Sue said...

Oh my word! That's terrible, so sad! Racism exists in so many forms - just when we think we're starting to win the battle over here, something else happens...