A fresh perspective on nation's tragedy

We invite letters from our readers
We request that you limit your letter to 250 words, and we reserve the right to edit.

Unsigned letters will not be considered. Please include your telephone number.


Send letters to:

Letters

Automotive News

1400 Woodbridge

Detroit, MI 48207


Other ways to send letters:


Fax: (313) 446-0383

E-mail:

To the Editor:

Peter Brown's Sept. 24 column ("Industry's job in time of horror: We must carry on") put a very fresh perspective on our recent tragedy. I had not thought out the impact that Timothy McVeigh's actions may have had on those inclined toward terrorism within the United States.

Certainly, Brown is right, McVeigh's actions set a new level of unacceptable norms for those individuals to judge themselves. We must hope this recent tragedy has the same effect on international terrorists.

I only hope that what bin Laden has perpetuated can be put back in the bottle.

If you are ever in Oklahoma City, you would find the Oklahoma Memorial fascinating. While designed to heal the affected of Oklahoma, it has grown to be an educator on global terrorism.

What those events have encouraged me to do is look inward. While my immediate thoughts were "How can I help?" I quickly realized I was not equipped or skilled to try to help those in New York.

I could not have flown there if I wanted to help. But what I could do was focus on my work, family and friends.

We must carry on - great article and great perspective.

0

Shares

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: Over the last few months, Automotive News has monitored a significant increase in the number of personal attacks and abusive comments on our site. We encourage our readers to voice their opinions and argue their points. We expect disagreement. We do not expect our readers to turn on each other. We will be aggressively deleting all comments that personally attack another poster, or an article author, even if the comment is otherwise a well-argued observation. If we see repeated behavior, we will ban the commenter. Please help us maintain a civil level of discourse.

Newsletters