Message of Support to New York

Following the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, a Book of Condolence was opened at the Parish Exhibition. The Book, together with money collected, was sent to the Mayor of New York and was acknowledged by the following letter.


Embassy of the United States of America

London


Dear Galleywood Parish Council,

On behalf of the Embassy Community and all of my Fellow Americans, I want to thank you for your words of comfort and moral support following the terrorist attacks on September 11. I would also like to thank you for your financial contribution. During this tragic time, I have been moved by the outpouring of sympathy from all parts of the United Kingdom. Our two nations have stood together during tough times. This occasion is a fresh test of our collective resolve. Your personal message, and those of your government, will strengthen our resolve to continue the fight against the forces of terrorism and hatred.

As President Bush said, ‘Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.’

Acting together, civilised people everywhere will bring peace and security to the world. We have overcome enemies before, and with your strength and support we will do so this time as well.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,

William S. Farish
Ambassador