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Rick Warren, Rudy Giuliani speak at San Bernardino memorial

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 4, 2016 at 6:41 p.m.



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ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and evangelical pastor Rick Warren have spoken at a memorial service to help San Bernardino County employees mourn the 14 people killed in last month's terror attack.

The pastor of California's Saddleback Church told more than 3,000 people at the service that "tears are a gift from God" that show love rather than weakness.

Giuliani said there will probably be more attacks by terrorists, but they should be cursed and told that "You can't beat us! We're stronger than you are!"

Both spoke of their own experiences dealing with loss — Warren's following the death of his son and Giuliani from his time at the helm of the city during the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks — and urged the audience to make something good come from the tragedy.

The ceremony came on the same day that employees returned to work at the social service center where the shooting took place.

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275-a-14-(Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at memorial service)-"than you are (applause fades)"-Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he has a message for terrorists who want to attack the U.S. ((note nature of language)) Updated: 01/04/2016-07:54:08 PM ET (4 Jan 2016)

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276-a-09-(Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at memorial service)-"them you're stronger"-Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the people of San Bernardino shouldn't feel defeated. Updated: 01/04/2016-07:54:08 PM ET (4 Jan 2016)

<<CUT *276 (01/04/16)££ 00:09 "them you're stronger"

277-a-10-(Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at memorial service)-"at San Bernardino"-Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says there will be more terrorist attacks. Updated: 01/04/2016-07:54:09 PM ET (4 Jan 2016)

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253-a-06-(The Reverend Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, at memorial service)-"sign of love"-The Reverend Rick Warren says those mourning last month's shootings should let their grief out. Updated: 01/04/2016-07:52:11 PM ET (4 Jan 2016)

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254-a-14-(The Reverend Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, at memorial service)-"will be comforted"-The Reverend Rick Warren says it helps to pray about your grief. Updated: 01/04/2016-07:52:11 PM ET (4 Jan 2016)

<<CUT *254 (01/04/16)££ 00:14 "will be comforted"

256-a-04-(The Reverend Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, at memorial service)-"God is near"-The Reverend Rick Warren says those grieving from last month's shootings should turn to God. (4 Jan 2016)

<<CUT *256 (01/04/16)££ 00:04 "God is near"

255-a-12-(The Reverend Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, at memorial service)-"say fear not"-The Reverend Rick Warren says faith offers healing from grief. (4 Jan 2016)

<<CUT *255 (01/04/16)££ 00:12 "say fear not"

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