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Seven years ago upon this day... - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Seven years ago upon this day...

… some three thousand souls were murdered by a vicious and contemptible gang of savages and barbarians.


Sixty-seven of those murdered, I’ll thank you all to remember, were British subjects.  Others still were subjects of the Crown from HM ‘other realms and territories beyond the seas’; others, again, were nationals of Commonwealth countries.


May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. 


And, on this seventh anniversary of those deaths, remember those now in danger from storm, from natural disaster, and from the evil of man: those in peril of lightning and tempest; earthquake, fire, and flood; plague, pestilence, and famine; battle and murder, and sudden death; and all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion.



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absynthedrinker From: absynthedrinker Date: September 11th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Requiescant in Pace

penhaligonblue From: penhaligonblue Date: September 12th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for reminding your friends that the loss was not an exclusively American one. The politicization of this tragedy is one of my deepest shames as an American. May those touched by the attacks of September find solace and peace.
lily_fayline From: lily_fayline Date: September 12th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that very fitting reminder. Over here they showed 'Fahrenheit 9/11' last night on tv, which I also thought an apt (if rather ironic) tribute.
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