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ODU BRITAIN BOMBING REMEMBRANCE AT NOON THURSDAY

To all faculty, staff and students:

Governor Mark Warner has asked all members of state agencies to observe two minutes of silence tomorrow, Thursday, July 14, at noon to show the Commonwealth's support of the British on the week anniversary of the London terrorist bombings.

On behalf of President Runte, I ask that all members of the Old Dominion University community join in this silent statement of support for our colleagues in England.

Governor Warner's full message follows.

- Thomas L. Isenhour, Provost

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A message from Governor Mark Warner

On Thursday, July 14 at 11:45 a.m., Governor Warner and First Lady Collis will be holding an event at the Capitol Square Bell Tower to show the Commonwealth's support for Britain on the week anniversary of the London terrorist bombings.

The global outpouring of support Virginia and the entire United States received after the 9/11 attacks will never be forgotten. Governor Warner is working with the governors of New York and Pennsylvania, as the three states directly impacted on 9/11, to coordinate a unified show of support for Britain. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a moment of silence on Thursday in Britain at noon their time.

Your participation in this event is important. Agency heads and state employees in the Richmond area are encouraged to come to the event on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Governor Warner will make brief comments, followed by the tolling of the bells at noon in recognition of those who lost their lives in the bombings.

Agencies outside of the Richmond area are encouraged to observe two minutes of silence at noon on Thursday.

Given that this event is taking place during the lunch hour, disruptions to agency business should be minimal. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. The event is scheduled rain or shine.

This article was posted on: July 13, 2005

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