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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Air quality health alert NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY September 2001 16 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 264 Serving New Braimfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents how of solidarity Citizens unite after Tuesdays terrorist attacks BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Friday was proclaimed a day of prayer and remem brance of those tragically killed in Tuesdays terrorist attacks in New York City and And so it was in New Local govern and busi nesses joined hands with cit izens and neighbors in out pourings that were both reli gious and patriotic as Comal County and the rest of the world in recognized the tragedy unfolding in New York and the tribulations that will And at the end of the the bands and cheering sec tions for two rival high school football teams merged in an patri otic half time show that sym bolized the way Americans have joined together in the wake of the attacks believed to have killed At OakRun Prin cipal Richard Ramirez opened the day the way schools everywhere used to with the Pledge of Allegiance and the raising of the The attack focused on two symbols of the power of Ramirez told stu They were the twin towers in New symbols of our economic power and the a symbol of our military At 2 at New Braun fels High a standing roomonly pep rally was con ducted for Friday nights football game against Seguin the oldest high school rivalry in But if the pep rally was about beating that aspect was almost an after The rally was steeped in spiritual overtones with a profound dose of It opened with Lee Green woods God Bless the See JESSIE Fans proudly display their patriotism at Unicom Stadium Friday night as both the New Braunfels and Seguin High School bands took the field together at half time to play God Bless America and other patriotic People on both sides of the field displayed flags of all shapes Bush calls reservists to duty FBI releases list of hijackers BY RON FOURNIER AP Writer WASHINGTON Presi dent vowing to rid the world of caUed military reservists to won power from Congress to wage war on terrorists and waded into the ruins of Tues days attacks in a flagwav bullhornwielding show of I can hear Bush told hundreds of weary rescue workers Friday at the World Trade Center in New The rest of the world hears and the people who knocked these building down will hear all of us The nation steeped in Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attend ed services at Washington National Cathedral before boarding Air Force One for New Millions of hearing the presidents call for a day of streamed to other houses of BUSH worship and civic Others found different ways to underscore their sadness and Expressions of patriotism Congress cleared the way for approving bil lion to help the to increase security and to hunt down terrorists who master minded the The Sen ate authorized Bush to use necessary and appropriate force to The votes were Bush himself gave the mil itary authority to call reservists to active duty for See JESSIE At noon citizens of New Braunfels gathered at the steps of the courthouse to have a moment of silence in memory of those who lost their lives in Tuesdays terrorist attacks in New and Program lets people adopt victims in prayer Flag etiquette an important part of patriotism FROM STAFF REPORTS During this extremely remorseful and somber time in it brings citizens great hope to display the American Stores all over town are quickly selling out of as citizens reach out to stand together united and but The display of the American flag has been a common scene throughout the city of New Many people dont realize there are guidelines for dis playing the said Cecil Konkel of American Legion Guadalupe Valley Post For example it is important to know that you should not leave the flag out unless it is in accordance with the code and guide If it is displayed at it must be The flag is normally dis played from sunrise to sun Members of the Boy Scouts and city employees recently assisted Konkel and his fel low legionnaires as they proudly displayed the Amer ican flag on the downtown The flag can only be flown at halfstaff under a presi dents directive or until noon on Memorial said James com mander of the American Legion Post Pickett said See BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor What do we do That was the question members of New Braunfels Rebounds committee wanted to answer Friday when they met to discuss the Partners in Prayer event kicking off this The communitywide effort will allow New Braunfels residents to adopt victims of the terrorist attack tragedy in Everybody wants to do said Rebounds Director Pastor Chuck DeHaven of Paul Luther an What we have learned in the grief process is that this is a long It lives with you DeHaven said Partners in Prayer was a way to help the victims families and bring healing to everyone and that the community was rising to the challenge of praying for See INSIDE Abby 5A Comics 5A Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Key Code City pauses for prayer and remembrance JESSIE Air Force Staff Denise Flory sings America the Beautiful in First Protestant Church BY BRETT BOUSMAN HeraldZejtung Correspondent As the nation continues to be sobered by the events that took place this past people from around the nation and community gath ered for a time of prayer and Nearly 200 people congregated in First Protestant Church as New Braunfels participated in the nationwide We are here to show sup Linda Gutierrez standing with her daughter Christen to take a moment and feel the pain of the victims and their fami An hour of and prayer offered the people of New Braunfels a time to reflect upon the pride of the nation and the lives As patriotic songs some some pondered and some The service opened with a prayer asking for protec tion from secret powers that plan to destroy the nation by making us ready for the things that lie It was a prayer not for immunity from risks but courage to face and stamp out these The ministers prayed for the calling it a badge of honor regardless of what service they Denise staff at See   

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