Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha

I extend my best wishes to those Pennsylvanians celebrating Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.  We should all work to exemplify the values this holiday celebrates: charity, selflessness, and sacrifice for the greater good. This is also a time to redouble efforts to seek peace and stability in areas of the world torn by conflict.

Unfortunately today has also become a day of mourning. My thoughts and prayers are with those effected by the terrible disaster that killed hundreds of the faithful who had journeyed to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage this year.