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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2003

 

 

MAYOR’S STATEMENT ON SHUTTLE TRAGEDY

          Mayor Jeremy Harris reacted today to the disaster that claimed the lives of all seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia:

          “The people of Honolulu are enormously saddened at the loss of Columbia’s crew as they returned to Earth following their mission of scientific discovery.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones on this painful day of reflection and national mourning.

          “As we contemplate the significance of their actions as pioneers of science and space exploration, let us be grateful for their accomplishments and proud of their service to our country.  The American spirit finds eternal life in the relentless efforts of those who seek to extend the boundaries of knowledge for the good of humanity.  As a nation we can honor these seven brave astronauts by ensuring that our voyage of discovery continues.”

 

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Monday, February 03, 2003

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