Moment of silence
A nice gesture from the director of Fermilab
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 09:31:35 -0500
From: FNAL Users Office
Subject: Fermilab Community - Three Minutes of Silence
September 7, 2004
To: The Fermilab Community
From: Michael Witherell, Director
Subject: Three Minutes of Silence at Noon Today
As children returned to classrooms around the US last week, a terrible tragedy unfolded at a school in Beslan, Russia. Violence claims lives every day, but when the victims are children we are even more deeply affected.
At Fermilab, it is both our privilege and our responsibility to carry forward the tradition of a field long known for its leadership in international collaboration. This tradition allows us to know one another as people as well as representatives of other nations. Fermilab has many close ties with Russia. Russian scientists and engineers are leading members of our staff, and many from Russian institutions participate in DZero, CDF, MINOS, BTeV, and CMS. To all of our Russian colleagues, we express our sorrow.
I ask you to observe three minutes of silence today, throughout the laboratory, beginning at 12:00 noon, in sympathy and solidarity with our Russian colleagues here at Fermilab and around the world.