Gov. Herbert statement on Belgium explosion
March 22, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (March 22, 2016) – Earlier today, three Utahns were injured in a terrorist attack in the Brussels, Belgium airport. All three were serving as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement about the attack:
“Jeanette and I, along with the three million residents of Utah are absolutely heartbroken to learn of this terrible tragedy. We are again reminded that the world we live in is a dangerous place, a place where the War on Terror has never ceased. We join with the rest of the world at this time in mourning for the people of Belgium.
“It is not uncommon for innocent victims to be targeted in these terrorist attacks, but seldom do we see people of faith who have forsaken everythingâ€”family, friends, school and careersâ€”in order to share a message of hope and love with the world also fall victim. To the Norby, Empey and Wells families, please know that the state of Utah is united in prayer at this time for the health and well-being of your missionaries. As Utahns, we stand together with our fellow Americans and those around the world in our resolve to put an end to these acts of terror.”