Thursday, June 11, 2009

Statement of Congressman Kendrick Meek on the Tragic Shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC

Congressman Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) released the following statement on the tragic shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC:

“In the building that was erected to preserve the memory of the martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust, the ugly face of bigotry cast a dark shadow over the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum today. The Museum is a place of stillness and personal reflection, and that calm was broken by a gunman who shattered that silence. People from around the country and the world come to that location to learn what the powerful phrase ‘Never Again’ really means. Visitors take that message to their home communities to serve as spokespeople against bigotry, racism and hatred. That message needs to resonate throughout this country even more so today.

“My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of the victim who was an innocent man, securing the countless people who stream into one of the national treasures in our capital city. His life and service will not be forgotten.”

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