Subject: [fem-women2000 708] A FOLLOW-UP NOTE OF THANKS
From: iwtc <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 21:49:37 +0000
Seq: 708


To the hundreds of people from every world region who have written to us 
with their support and concern, all of us at IWTC extend our heartfelt 
thanks. To see on television the global surge of support for New York,  
Washington and  the US in general has been overwhelming. In this age of 
instant communications, the experience has been a revelation as to how 
the world can think and feel together as one. Imagine what could be done 
if we harnessed some of this energy and strategized for peace?

Here in New York, the traumatic events of Tuesday September 11, 2001 
continue to reverberate through all of the activities and routines of 
each day.  The morning commute takes each of us by thousands of photos 
of missing family members that paper the outside walls of hospitals, the 
interiors of bus-stands, the sides of phone booths, lamp poles, tree 
trunks and even some trucks and vans of this city. Fathers search 
desperately for sons and daughters, daughters and sons search for 
mothers and/or fathers, brothers search for sisters, friends search for 

The names of the missing speak of Asian, African, Latin American, Middle 
Eastern, European, Pacific, Caribbean origins. They represent Muslim, 
Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and many other religious groups. Most 
of them show smiling, happy faces, many are family group shots. Some 
represent company workers from the many financial firms that rented 
space in the World Trade Center. A huge number are waitresses, security 
guards, janitors, cleaners, floor managers, shopkeepers, cooks, 
dishwashers, teachers, and firefighters, police officers, chaplains, 
medics, workers that were first on the scene to help trapped people get 

I looked in awe last night at the mountains of flowers, letters and 
candles that now cover Union Square. It apparently began with a poem 
taped to a tree by a New York University (NYU) student. Another student 
stood up on a soap-box and began shouting out a list if things needed by 
rescue workers. Other students rushed off to the shops and came back 
with bags of goods that were loaded into vans and raced downtown. The 
power of one is palpable.

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