Editor’s Scratchpad

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Tribute to fallen could
show U.S. resolve

Circulating on the Internet is a plea of unknown origin asking that on Thursday, Oct. 11, one month since the terrorist assault on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, everyone in the USA should drive his or her motor vehicle with the headlights on to honor our fallen compatriots and friends.

The purpose would be to show:

>> Our respect, friendship and tribute to all who lost their lives on that dreadful Sept. 11;

>> Our concern for the families and friends of those who died;

>> The terrorists that the fabric of the USA is stronger than steel;

>> That we Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder against any more terrorist attacks.

Could we get the Al-Jazeera TV network in Qatar, which broadcast Osama bin Laden's vitriolic anti-American diatribe on Sunday, to film the event and send the tape to bin Laden in Afghanistan? Maybe by B-1 bomber?

Richard Halloran

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