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This comes from the Secretary of the Army:
The Department of the Army, Washington DC has requested a moment of silence to honor the memories of the victims of the shooting incident at Fort Hood.
A moment of silence is to be observed Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:34 p.m.
The Secretary of the Army writes:
There are moments that cause great pause, even for the steadfast.
The tragedy of the shootings at Fort Hood is such a moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families and friends of those how have been killed or wounded. Our warrior ethos states that we will never leave a fallen comrade. Our Army is strong. Our character is proven in battle and reliable in all conditions, especially in the most disappointing of circumstances. Professionalism is our watchword.
Compassion is the unique measure of the American Soldier and the Army Family.
I call upon our Army to join together in a moment of silence, to honor the service of those who lost their lives and to reflect on the merits of our own service and the privilege of serving one another in this nation. We commend our thoughts and prayers to the Families of those suffering in the aftermath of this event. We will maintain our focus on caring for each other and the Army Family and emerge from this tragic event as an Army strong community. May God bless our Army and may God bless America.