In a very real sense, we have each
lost "one of our own."
As we mourn the loss of life and innocence,
let us also celebrate and pay tribute to the spirits of those we
will miss and those whom we will not have the opportunity to know.
They have profoundly touched our lives, whether we knew them as
loved ones or as yet unmet friends.
As we extend our heartfelt condolences
to the friends and families of the victims, we extend our prayers
to the entirety of our human family -- that we may, all of us, find
the peace within that seeks expression through acts of peace, compassion,