A Day of Prayer and Rememberance
4 (September 14th, 2001)
The President declared
this day to be a National day of prayer. The President met with his
Cabinet early this morning at the White House then proceeded to the
Washington National Cathedral. Those in mourning filled the prayer
service, as Rev. Billy Graham, and a Rabbi shared in honoring the
victims and their families.
the proclamation sent yesterday, he told the people of the nation
that they should take this day for praying and for remembering the
victims of the attack. Towards the end of the service the President
spoke of how God is with our country through this tragedy even though
some may have been doubting. He went on to say that we are united
and that God will make us strong.
by Win McNamee / REUTERS
Pataki, and Giuliani are in Manhattan now to survey the disaster
site while fighter jets fly over New York skies.
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ongoing rescue efforts Home Depot is working with FEMA in providing
supplies directly to workers including full use of all Home Depot
trucks. To support the logistics of the rescue effort, Home Depot
has all of their merchants and suppliers centralized on-line to
supply such items as lumber, hard hats, shoes, respirators, and
gloves. They are working around the clock to marshall goods to be
available as needed.
Robert Nardelli told Neil Cavuto (FOX News) , "I wanted to
express, on behalf of 250,000 associates, our profound sympathy
to all of the families and loved ones of the victims… We have
a command center fully engaged here today since the incident took
place… We will donate a million dollars to the United Way fund
to help the families… We have already shipped in over millions
dollars in goods and services…"
another example of American corporate support Pfizer drug company
CEO Hank McKinnell said "we lost two employees, one on United
flight 93 and another who was spending the day at the World Trade
Center on the 105th floor. These attacks on New York and Washington
were attacks on all of us.
have seen extraordinary heroism by the police, by the fire department,
by the rescue workers; now it’s our turn –to help in the relief
to help in keeping our company strong and keeping America strong.
Let there be no mistake; we’ll be there… This is not the time
to bet against America… The Pfizer board of directors authorized
share repurchases totaling $5 billion in June. We have about $4
billion of that authorization left. We’ll be there on Monday, we’ll
commitment to to support the American economy is inherit in the
financial community. Nardelli echoed financial support with these
words "We are squarely behind the President, we are squarely
behind this economy. And we will persevere."