Monday, March 12, 2007
el once de marzo
Here in the USA we tend to focus only on September 11 as the day our world changed forever. However, we need to remember that in Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 2004 terrorists detonated multiple bombs in train stations and on trains during the busy commuter time. Ten simultaneous explosions on four trains at 8:00 a.m. killed 191 people and wounded more than 1700 more. Yesterday, Spain honored the dead and wounded with a stunning glass memorial. In memory of those killed and injured by terrorist bombings the world over, let us all take the opportunity to learn more about those who are different than we are, about those from other countries and cultures and those who do not share our same religion. Reach out to someone you would not ordinarily talk with. Make the world smaller and more tolerant with your own actions. Maybe we knitters can begin to change the world!!