Washington, DC – Interfaith Alliance President, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, issued the following statement today following the tragic shooting at Fort Hood.

Yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood is a national tragedy of unspeakable proportions. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, along with their families and friends. In the coming days we should all take a moment to reflect on the enormous sacrifice the men and women who serve in our armed forces make on our behalf everyday.

Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.