Memorial of the tragical terror events in Norway

Yesterday it was the official mourning day of the terrorist attacks in Norway that so far have killed 78 people, shocked a whole nation and led to a incredible unity of a small country. It was marked in Norway with big peace demonstrations all over Norway, in the capital Oslo over 200.000 people were gathered to show their support, what was meant to be a torchlight march just became a big still standing marking. In my city Stavanger, with 160.000 inhabitants, over 75.000 people were gathered in the torchlight march, commentators say it haven’t been this many people together in respect and silence since the peace days in 1945.

The Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who is the a person who lost several of his political youth colleges and co-workers in these horrible terror attacks, has been strong throughout this tragedy and kept our nation together in an incredible way. Im incredibly proud of our him. At 12.00pm the PM started the official national wide 1 minute silence, its never been so quiet in Norway for years…

In the Norway pavilion, we also had a memorial marking for the terrorist attack yesterday. Which was first put onstage outside Akershus on the scene, but put backstage later on for the cast. I bought several of flowers, a light, an angel etc so that we also could have something to mark these attacks, because I feel its important to have something to mark what happened and a gathering point. A lot of guests stopped by and paid their respect at the scene I heard, we got flowers from some of the guests as well and a teddy bear from Disney International Programs office. Its touching. Thank you all!!


Om Alexander Sjursæther

This is a blog about my life as a Cultural Representative at the Norwegian Pavillion in Epcot 2011.
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