A Day to Remember and Honor

September 11, 2019

I visited Ground Zero last month. I went knowing it was a place to honor the fallen and remember, but once I visited the museum and found the stories of those who freely offered their lives, I stood in awe. What a solemn duty we have to remember the firefighters and police who gave their lives, not as victims but as true American heroes.

The Newspaper column only publishes one picture, so here are several more that I loved.

Here is my Americana article published last Sunday.


The mall at Ground Zero is meant to look like a dove of peace. (left) The One World Trade Center reflects the world around it like a mirror.
Site of the North tower. 911 Memorial with 1 World Trade Center in the background.
Steel support beams taht buckled and tore in the heat and impact.
Firetruck parked too close to the towers was destroyed in the collapse. 343 firefighters died trying to rescue people from the burning towers.
The names of all the immediate victims of the 9-11 attacks are engraved around the rims of the falling water reflecting pools. Many first responders who were not in the building have have of cancers tied to their presence at the Twin Towers on 9/11/2011.
The memorial flag posted on the smoking ruins later in the day on 9-11.
The South Tower footprint part of the memorial. There is nowhere around the perimeter of either pool where you can see the bottom of the central pit. The waterfalls around the entire perimeter make these pools the largest manmade waterfalls in North America.
One World Trade Center (from the Hudson River) stands like the steeple on a temple of the New York skyline. It is a temple to the resilience of America and the principles of freedom.

Only in America, God Bless it!

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