U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer commemorated the Holocaust with an appeal to uphold the rule of law. "Justice and law are the foundations of your throne," Breyer quoted the Psalms as saying in his keynote address Tuesday at the Days of Remembrance commemoration in the U.S. Capitol, an event organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The reason I tell this story is not to talk about me. Rather, it is to reflect on the greatness of this nation that has opened its arms to the Jewish people and to so many others. There is no other country in the world where this could happen. None. On Thursday, April 19, Yom HaShoah will again be marked by a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. The day before, President Bush will pay a personal visit to our nation's Holocaust Memorial Museum. So in addition to lighting a yahrtzeit candle Saturday night, please remember to say a prayer and thank God for the privilege of living in this great land.