Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today: Statewide Day of Mourning and a prayer service in Richmond

Please wear the Hokie colors today when you attend Governor Kaine's prayer service at Monroe Park here in Richmond (on VCU campus). If you are coming from out of town and have any questions about the area, please contact me in the comments and I will do my best to help you.
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine has declared Friday, April 20, 2007 a statewide day of mourning for the victims of Monday’s tragedy at Virginia Tech.

On Friday, Governor Kaine will participate in an interfaith prayer service in Monroe Park on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He has encouraged other communities in Virginia and across the nation to hold their own simultaneous ceremonies and participate in prayer services, beginning with the ringing of bells at noon, eastern daylight savings time.

“As our Commonwealth begins the long and difficult healing process, I am filled with images of a Virginia Tech community that is resilient and unified,” said Governor Kaine. “I ask that everyone in Virginia pause at noon on Friday to offer prayers of support for the victims, their families, and for all those affected by this tragedy.”

The Richmond prayer service will take place at Monroe Park, Belvidere and Main Streets, and will begin at noon, eastern daylight savings time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaine prays?

I've heard the man speak about his "faith" in Christianity.

The man seems to use religion as a method of obtaining votes rather than a method of sanctifying the soul.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

It's always enlightening to see anonymous dickheads in the wake of a tragedy.

6:44 AM  
Blogger AnonymousIsAWoman said...

Jaime, don't let that guy get the best of you. Tim Kaine, in fact, spent time in his youth as a missionary in Central America (don't remember quite which country he was in). He's as devout a Catholic as there is and as real and sincere a person as there is.

BTW, in the lobby of my building, in Washington, DC, we held a moment of silence for VT at noon today. Very moving. Especially since even outside of Virginia, we were all Hokies today!

8:03 PM  

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