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Nationwide Candlelight Vigil Is Planned for September 14 to Show
American Unity in response to the attacks on New York and Washington
Has Already Taken Place
eRumor This simple email encourages people all
over the United States to light candles at 7p Eastern Time to show
the unity of Americans in standing against the terrorism of
September 11, 2001.
Truth The message was forwarded in massive
numbers to people all over the country on September 13, 2001 and
is an example of the developing power of email
This effort was mounted entirely through forwarded emails and
people all over the United States responded
enthusiastically. There were candlelight vigils from coast
to coast and a lot of coverage by the media.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Subject: Candle vigil tomorrow night - 7pm
This is being sent to as many people as possible.
Please pass it
Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. step out your door, stop your car, or step out
of your establishment and light a candle.
We will show the world that Americans are strong and united together
Please pass this to everyone on your e-mail list.
We need to reach everyone across the United States
The message: WE STAND UNITED - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM.
We need press to cover this-- we need the world to see
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