Thursday, September 11, 2014


9/11 Memorial #911memorial #NYC #memorial 204
9/11 Memorial

Over the summer, I visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time.  I was taking a walk after work and had wandered over in that direction.  It took me a moment to realize that the memorial no longer required tickets and then a few additional minutes to decide whether to go in or not.  I'm glad I did.

It is such a peaceful, beautiful place -- an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of NYC.  It is as if the fountains and the plaza swallow the sound of the many visitors who make the pilgrimage to lower Manhattan to visit the memorial and museum.  The names inscribed in the walls of the fountain invite tracing with one's finger and reflecting on the lives cut short on that long ago sunny day in September (Today, Remembering).   The names remind us of what a multicultural society the United States is.  They remind us of people who once walked among us.  They remind us to remember.

And remember we do.

Rose #Rose 2014

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