Va. father, daughter killed in attacks remembered

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">People stand around a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. Gunmen targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India&#39;s financial capital Wednesday, wounding 25 people, police and witnesses said. A.N Roy police commissioner of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, said several people had been wounded in the attacks and police were battling the gunmen. &#34;The terrorists have used automatic weapons and in some places grenades have been lobbed,&#34; said Roy. Gunmen opened fire on two of the city&#39;s best known Luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and the Oberoi. They also attacked the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in southern Mumbai and Leopold&#39;s restaurant, a Mumbai landmark. It was not immediately clear what the motive was for the attacks. &#40;AP Photo&#41;</span></div>
December 14, 2008 1:06:36 PM PST
A Virginia man and his teenage daughter killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks are remembered as loving, peaceful spirits by the meditation community where they lived. About 200 people attended a memorial service Sunday for Alan Scherr and his 13-year-old daughter, Naomi.

The service was held at Synchronicity Foundation, a meditation community in rural Virginia where the Scherrs have lived for 11 years.

The two were on a trip to India with several others from the group when they were killed during the attacks at the Oberoi Hotel on Nov. 26.

The community's founder, Master Charles Cannon, urged those at the ceremony to live each moment to the fullest and encouraged each individual to love all others.


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