New York City, March 20, 2004
Two-minute address given by Anne Mulderry,
Representing Sept 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
I am privileged to be here with you and with all who unite for peace and justice.
Sept 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows has been accused of having an agenda.
We do: it is to speak out against war and killing as solutions to problems.
Whoever is willing to search with us for other ways to achieve justice is our friend in the effort.
My son died on Sept 11th because of people who thought the best way they had to reach their goals was to take his life and the lives of whomever they deemed enemies.
I pray for our leaders that they reach other conclusions, that they be willing to search for other solutions, ones that don’t depend on killing the problem.
I pray for President Bush that he will turn from the voices that whisper WAR in his ear, and hear and heed the voices urging him to turn to other ways to achieve justice, ways that don’t depend on the destruction of the earth and the killing of the peoples of the earth.
I pray that we will hear a president say I am a Peace President with the same conviction we have heard one say I am a War President.
Sept 11th Families of Peaceful Tomorrows has been accused of being a small group.
We are. But when our voice is raised with the voices of al the Peacemakers of all the world, our voice is not small.