Interesting footnote to my post of a couple of days ago.
University of Alberta President David Turpin sends a regular newsletter to all University employees to update us on his activities. On Friday, he told us about his recent business trip to Europe, which included a stop in Belgium:
One of the most remarkable moments of the trip occurred as we left Belgium via the Brussels airport. Due to the terrorist attacks earlier in March, we had been offered the chance to reroute our flights but we decided not to change plans in support of all those affected by the tragic events. As we passed through the parking lot check-in tents at the recently reopened airport, we kept encountering airport staff and military personnel who went out of their way to be friendly, helpful, and attentive. They were subdued, but their resilience struck me as extraordinary given what they had been through only weeks before.