Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering

Well another year has passed…13 years now. I share this post every year on this date just because I still can’t imagine talking about anything else.

If you’ve read here for a while you’ve probably seen these photos and have heard of our love for NYC. My first trip there was less than two weeks before September 11:

My husband took that picture from the top of the Statue of Liberty and it is eerie that you can barely see the towers behind me.

We’ve been back to NYC countless times and love the city so very much (we got married there!) – it’s hard for me to explain it. I joke that I lived there in a past life, it’s the only way I can make sense of my connection.

On every trip we try to make it down to Ground Zero to see the progress. This year we went back over spring break and I added a couple photos of the memorial at the end of the post.

Of course that day reached far beyond just New York. Remembering the devastation still brings me to my knees. These photos are from the Ground Zero Museum and tell the story of that day. This location is separate from the new memorial – it used to be closer to Ground Zero but it looks like it’s moved to 14th street. If you visit the city I highly recommend visiting both.

As always, I’ll let the photos do the talking. God Bless America.

 

 

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(Freedom Tower)

18 comments:

  1. As the wife of a soldier, through my tears all I can simply say is "Thank you."

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! I had to scroll quickly through as I already have a migraine and would be left a total mess. I would love to go someday, yet know that I could not handle it. I recall where I was on this day. Student teaching, in a special ed. mtg. with parents, the principal being called out. We lived in an area not far from DC. My husband worked downtown DC. I thank you for sharing, thank the ones who helped those in need, and pray for the families of those lost.

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  3. yes, I can't help but to start crying seeing these pictures.. I love the quote from the Governor. wish it was still that way now :(

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  4. Thank you for the post. Our hearts are all sad today.

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  5. May we always remember this day. I am eternally grateful to all those who gave so much!

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  6. Thanks much for doing this post. I agree - may we always remember. I was in tower 1 way back when I was a teenager and I still remember. Tonight I'll watch some of the TV shows to remember and honor those who perished. thanks again.

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  7. Wonderful post! Today is my birthday. On 9/11/2001, I was still in the hospital after giving birth to triplets sons four days earlier. My boys have always called 9/11 our Happy Sad Day. Their school trip this year is to NYC and I know we will definitely visit the memorial.

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  8. It is a day I will never forget. Looking at these photos brings me to tears. My heart still breaks for all of the people we lost, for their families.

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  9. A beautiful acknowledgement to all who were lost and the families that were left behind. Thank you.

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  10. My thoughts have been about that day all day today. Thank you for making your post about 9/11

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  11. I can't read today's blog. My eldest son worked at the World Trade Center. When he was transferred there I was upset but he assured me nothing would happen. Thankfully his former employer asked him to come back to his company and he went a few months before this happened. He is still in NYC and I pray everyday because I know something will happen again.

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  12. Thank you for this post and the touching pictures. Remembering that day always brings tears to my eyes, such heroism and heartbreak.

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  13. Thank you for posting this. I really appreciate the fact that you took the time to pay tribute and remember.

    Marie Claire

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  14. Thank you for your beautiful tribute to our fallen fellow Americans. After all these years, it still seems a little surreal that such a thing could happen in our beloved country.

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  15. Great tribute, I remember this post from last year as well. I was able to be in New York City this year on September 11th. It was a very powerful experience to see the tribute lights in person. Thank you for sharing this. Of all of the blogs I read (and that's a lot) only five made it a point to dedicate a post to the September 11th anniversary. Thank you for being one of them.

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  16. Thank you for this. I was only 10 when this all happened, but I lost my aunt. I haven't wanted to go and see ground zero, but seeing your pictures gave me goosebumps.

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  17. It's such a moving post... and moving facts. If only people could live in peace all over the world. I remember a saying: "when the love for their children is bigger than the hate they feel for us, then war will stop". It serves for any war, any act, any action. Beautiful post. May they all rest in peace. denisesplanet.com

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