11 March 2007

11-M comemorated

Today is the third anniversary of the Madrid train bombings.

King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and senior government officials are to unveil a monument outside the Atocha rail station, one of four targets in an terrorist attack that ripped apart morning rush-hour commuter trains on March 11, 2004, laving 191 people dead and more than 1,800 people wounded.

The monument is an irregularly shaped, 11-meter-tall (35-foot-tall) glass cylinder with a transparent inner membrane bearing messages of condolence that Spaniards left at Atocha station after the attacks.


Always On Watch said...

Thanks for the reminder. Life gets busy, and sometimes we forget these important anniversary.

Of course, following the Madrid bombings, Spain elected a pro-Islam leftist. Big mistake for the nation of Spain!

jams o donnell said...

I think that the previous government was probably going to lose the election anyway.

Always On Watch said...

Maybe. But the way the election went played into the hands of the terrorists.