August 29, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Day of Presence

"When communities are rebuilt, they must be even better and stronger than before the storm. Within the Gulf region are some of the most beautiful and historic places in America. As all of us saw on television, there's also some deep, persistent poverty in this region, as well. That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action. So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. When the streets are rebuilt, there should be many new businesses, including minority-owned businesses, along those streets. When the houses are rebuilt, more families should own, not rent, those houses. When the regional economy revives, local people should be prepared for the jobs being created. Americans want the Gulf Coast not just to survive, but to thrive; not just to cope, but to overcome. We want evacuees to come home, for the best of reasons -- because they have a real chance at a better life in a place they love." - President George W. Bush, September 15, 2005


When words and actions do not agree, believe the actions. - African proverb.



Wednesday, August 29, 2007
A Day of Presence for the People of New Orleans
We matter. We care. We act.


16 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

what a great tribute--we will not forget.

'B' said...

And this is making news here in Australia too...

I hope it works out soon for you all.

Happy WW!
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Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

I agree.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tammi said...

What a wonderful collection. Our thoughts and prayers go to this region.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

It's so sad to think of all that could/should've been done and what there's yet to do!

great post!

MCWC said...

I recently went to New Orleans for the first time and it's a really interesting city.

jams o donnell said...

Excellent tribute.

meeyauw said...

Been listening to NPR this week about the "progress." That African proverb got it right.

Heather said...

touching tribute. We will not forget either!

Sue said...

Wonderful tribute! And we should never forget.....

Excellent post!!!!

the teach said...

Oh my heart goes out to all of the people of New Orleans. Wayne a beautiful tribute to the city and the people.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Great post in honor of the city and her people!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Invisible Woman said...

Great post.

Aldon Hynes said...

Thank you for the important reminder. We must not forget all the people of New Orleans and the whole gulf coast.

plez... said...

New Orleans will forever be etched into our psyche as a national disgrace. When I think of New Orleans, the aftermatch of Katrina, and the wasted money and lives in Iraq, I'm ashamed to be an American.

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Great entry! Let's not forget...
Happy WW!