From Elizabeth Dole, President, American Red Cross on September 3, 1997:

Diana, Princess of Wales, was a friend and champion to all humanity especially to those in greatest need, often forgotten by others.

The Princess brought the power of her presence, her compassion and her position to some of the most important humanitarian issues of our time, saving countless lives and bringing comfort to countless others. Her work to bring about a global ban on landmines did more to galvanize world opinion on this issue than any other single individual.

Her death is mourned by an entire world. We at the American Red Cross share the grief of the British people in the loss of a national and global treasure. We will miss her special touch and the love that she so effectively expressed through action. I have asked that Red Cross flags in front of American Red Cross buildings be lowered to half-mast in her memory.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her sons, William and Harry, on the loss of their mother and to the families of those who were also killed and injured.

From Sunny Wirth, Chairman of the Board, People to People International on September 5, 1997:

The Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, thousands of members in chapters throughout the world and staff of People to People International offer their sympathy and condolences to the family of Diana, Princess of Wales.

People to People International, a charitable organization, founded by President Eisenhower in l956 and chaired in an honorary capacity by seven Presidents of the United States, is a voluntary effort of private citizens worldwide to promote international understanding through direct People to People contact and interaction.

During her short life, Princess Diana espoused the principles and actions we hold most dear. We are convinced that, by her deeds, perhaps more than all else, she exemplified the ideals and value of people to people contact.

She transcended the barriers of age, race and creed and reached out to all, regardless of their station in life or place in society. Above all, she demonstrated that even those born to privilege could share the burden and sorrow of the less fortunate. She will be sorely missed by all.

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