Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Swissair 111


Greetings.

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a memorial service at the Stadacona Chapel to commemorate the 10th anniversary of SwissAir Flight 111. For more information about the crash itself, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair_Flight_111 . The service at the base had a specifically ‘Canadian Forces’ theme. I was not fully aware before of the extent of the Forces’ full involvement in that tragic event. Padre Humble shared the memories of two individuals who were intimately involved. All elements of the Forces, Air, Land and Navy were actively involved in the recovery effort - a challenging experience for all, to say the least.

This is a prayer from the service I think we can all take and modify for our own situations...

Loving and compassionate God, out of terrible happenings, you weave wonders of goodness and grace. Hear our prayers for those overcome in the disaster of Swissair 111. Heal the pain of families who remember the loss of loved ones. Strengthen with your presence those emergency and military personnel who continue to suffer. Grant tenderness and wisdom to those who minister to them in their need. In this time of remembrance, may we find hope, and be comforted, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In memory of all whom we have lost...

Every Blessing.

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