Ocala Remembers Fort Hood
Father Arthur Roshlow of the St. George Anglican Cathedral in Ocala, was saddened when he heard the news about the shooting at Fort Hood army post in Texas on Thursday. A combat veteran himself, Roshlow says it was necessary to have this mass.
"We have a large number of military people in the parish. We believe in our tradition that services help bring closure, you have somewhere to hear the prayers and lose your mind a little bit at what's happening in the service."
On Thursday, police say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a licensed army psychiatrist, shot 13 people dead at the army base and wounded 38 others. Police are not still sure about the motive of the shooting.
A Fort Hood police officer is credited with stopping Hasan by shooting him.
He is still recovering from his injuries. As for those victims, Roshlow says they are the ones who will suffer the most and this incident will leave a scar.
"It's going to be more difficult for the people who were right there immediately and saw what happened. They're wondering what's going on, getting ready to go into battle and get shot." Roshlow says there is another memorial planned for Veteran's Day on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service Tuesday honoring victims of the Fort Hood shootings. In his weekly radio address, the President called the attack "all the more heartbreaking and all the more despicable" because it occurred on the nation's largest army post.
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