September 1st - 3rd: Remembering Beslan
On September 1st, 2004, armed Chechen terrorists took more than 1200 adults and schoolchildren hostage at School Number One. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces intervened and the siege ended. According to official data, 344 civillians were killed, 186 of them children with hundreds more wounded.
I ask that my readers, where possible, light a candle for them.