We do not need to be Americans or French to understand the significance of the grave tragedy that has befallen the nation of France. Today, we stand with the people of France, and mourn for the innocent lives lost. Let's hope that as one world, we can learn to recognize, appreciate, and eliminate significant terrorist threats before they come to our shores, or to our allies shores. As you read this, please take a moment to reflect on the tears that are shed all over France and all over the world, and remember to appreciate those folks on the front lines, in the military and all of our first responders and volunteers. May God Bless America and all her allies.