“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” ― Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
On June 12, 49 innocent lives were lost, and dozens more were gravely injured in Orlando, Florida. This tragedy has plunged countless families, friends, and others in the United States and around the world, into grief.
On this somber occasion, AmCham Sweden recalls the steady counsel of President Lincoln and is hopeful that all good people will take an inclusive approach to any issues that divide us in order to bring society together.
“We were horrified by the senseless shooting in Orlando. AmCham Sweden represents people in companies and organizations of all sizes, regardless of color, political affiliation, race, religion or sexual orientation. We are focused on building bridges and strengthening relationships among all of our partners, both local and overseas, and with all people through commerce.” remarked Peter R. Dahlen, Managing Director for AmCham Sweden.
“We extend our sympathies to the families of the victims, and to our friends in the United States. Working in the spirit of cooperation, we have the opportunity and responsibility to help create a future society that is inclusive, vibrant, energetic and aspirational,” added Biörn Riese, Board Chair of AmCham Sweden.