July 7, 2015 admin

10 years after 7/7

I am standing at Tavistock Square, outside the BMA building, shortly before the minute’s silence at 9.47. The plaque, in memorial to those who were killed here exactly 10 years ago, is surrounded by flowers. We think of the pain, anguish and fear of those who were killed and wounded and traumatised. We think of the grief of the families. We think also of the courage of all those who came to the rescue. We are mindful of the suffering of the bereaved families and of the extraordinary way in which so many of them have striven to turn grief into compassion and outrage into understanding and darkness into light. Here, Miriam Hyman died in the bus that was blown up, together with 12 others. May the memories of all who died in 7/7 be cherished in the heart of all who knew them and all who know their families. And may humanity learn from these terrible events.

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