Not in Our Son's Name
Our son Greg is among the many missing from the World Trade Center attack.
Since we first heard the news, we have shared moments of grief, comfort,
hope, despair, fond memories with his wife, the two families, our friends
and neighbors, his loving colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald / ESpeed, and
all the grieving families that daily meet at the Pierre Hotel.
We see our hurt and anger reflected among everybody we meet. We cannot pay
attention to the daily flow of news about this disaster. But we read enough of
the news to sense that our government is heading in the direction of violent
revenge, with the prospect of sons, daughters, parents, friends in distant lands
dying, suffering, and nursing further grievances against us. It is not the way to
go. It will not avenge our son's death. Not in our son's name.
Our son died a victim of an inhuman ideology. Our actions should not serve the
same purpose. Let us grieve. Let us reflect and pray. Let us think about a
rational response that brings real peace and justice to our world. But let us
not as a nation add to the inhumanity of our times.