Published: September 2001
Notes: A letter submitted to the White House
I feel compelled to write to you today in the hope it would be a form of
encouragement following the tragic and cowardly attack on your country,
America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
As a Christian Australian I wish to offer you, on behalf of my wife and sons,
our very best wishes and to let you know that we are holding the citizens of
the USA in our prayers. We especially remember those families who lost their
loved ones, the workers who give of themselves to repair the wounds, and those
now faced with rebuilding the lives of the people. I pray that the God of all
comfort be in your midst.
I am priviledged to know so many people in the US as both my dear friends and
in some cases family. I am proud to stand in support of America as your deeds
prove your true nature. I cast my mind to those throughout history, the sons
and daughters of America who shed their blood on foriegn soils to keep the
world free of tyranny. The USA still stands as the international symbol of
the freedom so many strive for.
I pray that justice is served and that there is an end to such acts where so
many innocent die out of mans greed and lust for power - regardless of what
'name' they hide behind to do it.
Please know that so many Australians , all those I have spoken with in my
daily life, are thinking of you all at this time and be encouraged that we
feel your loses as our own.
God Bless America.