As sorry and appalled as I am at the horrific deaths of the poor unfortunates murdered by Muslim terrorists a week ago in our capital city, I simply do not agree with now apparently fashionable urge to stand around in embarrassed huddles in shopping malls and supermarkets observing periods of silence. It is insincere and ungenuine and, worse, 'devalues the currency' of the National period of Remembrance held to mark Armistice Day. Grief is a personal thing. Give the families their dead and let them mourn in private and with dignity. The rest of us can offer support and sympathy should it be needed or asked for. I pray for the souls of the recently departed, and for the families they have left behind; also for the emergency services working in horrendous conditions to recover both the dead and evidence to help convict the guilty.