No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. Meditation #17 By John Donne From Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1623), XVII:
As we watch Japan, with tears and prayers, we are reminded again that we are all one human family. It is with great pride that I follow, my now hometown, Fairfax County Search and Rescue Team as they assist in Japan. They landed at Misawa AFB…where I was born.
Pray and learn and support the Red Cross in their humanitarian efforts.