Cottonwood Prayer Service
February 21, 2008, 8:59 PM
Courtesy: Marshall Independent
Words don't come easy after losing a loved one, but tonight, the community of Cottonwood and the state of Minnesota offered comfort to the families who lost children in Tuesday's bus crash.
The saddest of days! That's what Governor Tim Pawlenty said as he spoke at a special prayer service honoring the victims, while trying to bring comfort to a grieving community.
If there are strength in numbers, then that must be how the town of Cottonwood is able to lift each other up during these difficult times.
At this special prayer service, Pawlenty told the packed crowd, while it happened in southwest Minnesota, they're not alone in this tragedy.
"On behalf of the whole state of Minnesota I want to say how much we hurt for these families and this community and we are united in our grief and the arms of Minnesota embrace you tonight," said Pawlenty.
Senator Norm Coleman, who lost two children of his own, shared how neighbors help during tragedies.
"What we learned from our own experience is that your friends multiply your joys and half your sorrows, in the deepest moments that there's something about faith and God that lifts you up," said Coleman.
Senator Amy Klobuchar says no parent wants to imagine something so devastating could ever happen. But when it does, they should lean on each other for strength and support as they remember the four children who lost their lives too soon.
"This may be a small community in population but it is a large community in spirit," said Klobuchar.
© 2008 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
5/19/2013 11:56 AM
The Hand County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Leroy Nye, who was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.
5/15/2013 6:12 AM
The Yankton County Sheriff's Office has seized a vehicle that authorities believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident.
5/19/2013 5:22 PM
Police are still actively searching for Leroy Nye, 80, who went missing from a home in St. Lawrence, SD and are asking for your help.
5/16/2013 12:09 PM
It wasn't the big jackpot, but more than two-dozen workers at a Sioux Falls company won't mind splitting the second-place winnings in Wednesda...
5/18/2013 10:14 PM
Emergency responders airlifted a Faulkton High School senior to a Sioux Falls hospital Saturday after a single vehicle car crash the day before her hi...