Never Forget

Yesterday my husband and I visited the 9/11 Museum and the Freedom Tower in downtown Manhattan. If you’re ever in the city, I highly suggest you go – if only because it’s something so embedded in the fabric of our lives. One day the world was one way … and then it wasn’t. I didn’t take pictures inside the memorial or museum. It felt wrong. I didn’t want a piece of it coming home with me anywhere except inside me. But the outside, the part that had the most impact was the tower itself – spectacular – as was the movie of it being built; and the footprint – the two places where the original Twin Towers, the World Trade Center, used to stand. They built reflecting pools surrounded by waterfalls pouring in … and the names of the lost surrounding it. That, was something so see. And that’s what I’m sharing with you today. Thanks for giving me a place to do that.

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16 thoughts on “Never Forget”

  1. The museum wasn’t open when we were there in January, but I have heard it is moving. I want to go back and see it.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I do understand why you wouldn’t take pics inside. I would be the same way. I am very happy that you did get to go. I’m sure it was a very emotional place to visit.

  3. As I said on your FB page yesterday, have lived on Long Island all my life and still can’t bring myself to go there yet. Still hurts to cross the bridges and not see the twin towers. Maybe soon.

  4. Haven’t seen it yet, but will some day. We did go to NYC in 2005 but by then most everything was torn down and removed. Only reminders were adjacent buildings that had windows covered in plastic. Can’t wait to see it.

  5. :flagwave: Absolutely. I know in the past some have said that this is upsetting, so what?!?! It should be, and think about all those families not only in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, but all the military men and women who have fought for years now. I pray for our country, our military men and women, and their families.

  6. I’ve not made it to New York yet, but when I finally get up there, this is at the top of my list of places to visit. That day changed everything and I want to go there to honor the families.

  7. My husband golfs each year for an annual 9-11 tourney that the police and firefighters jointly hold each year because, they are building a memorial walkway that’ll lead to a beam from the World Trade Center. It is totally being funded by various fundraisers and golf tournaments and if anyone wins money when the tourney is over, nobody takes it, they donate it back to the cause.

  8. I was sorting out some teeshirts that I had collected over the years. It’s a large collection of Hard Rock Cafe shirts. I was laying them out as I wanted to make a quilt of them — I think it would be an amazing quilt when it is done. My point I wanted to share was I found one from New York City….purchased so long ago that the vibrant pic has the twin towers on it! You can bet that shirt won’t be cut up! I think it needs a shadow box…. What a great find.

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