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Friday, September 05, 2003
September 11th--Patriot Day

[via Hootinan]

President Bush remembers September 11 by declaring September 11 ’Patriot Day’, a national day of prayer

WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- With the two-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon less than a week away, President Bush has issued two presidential proclamations regarding September 11.

The first proclamation states that September 11, 2003 will be observed as a national day of prayer and remembrance. The second proclamation names September 11, 2003 as Patriot Day.

President Bush urges the American people to hold remembrance services and candlelight vigils on behalf of the victims of September 11. Additionally, flags across the United States and Puerto Rico will be flown at half-staff and a moment of silence will be observed to remember those who died during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan announced a series of events commemorating September 11 will be taking place next week involving Bush administration officials.

"September 11th is a somber day for remembrance, reflection, and prayer," McClellan said. "We will always remember and honor the victims of the horrific and brutal attacks of September 11th, 2001, and we will always ask for comfort for their loved ones."

Here's the formal proclomation from President Bush

And this weekend is the National Days of Prayer and Rememberance

Wednesday, September 03, 2003
On Rebuilding Iraq

Professor Kanan Makiya (NEJS/IMES) has been appointed to a 25 member panel of Iraqis working to develop a new goverment for that country.
The Justice reports on this as well as Makiya's beliefs about what directions this new gov't should take