Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Tribute to 9/11

I am dedicating today's post to all the lives that were lost on that unforgettable day in history and all the families who have lost their loved ones.

Today marks the 11th year of the World Trade Center attacks. When I first visited ground zero in 2009 and saw some of the 9/11 memorabilia displayed in Saint Paul's Chapel, I felt very sad. There was something about the energy in the area that felt so heavy and depressing.

Saint Paul's Chapel
An Episcopal Chapel opened in 1766 that survived the 9/11 attacks. 

It also served as a place of refuge for recovery workers at the World Trade Center's site.
Me near the 17th century old graveyard located at the back of Saint Paul's Chapel
Inside Saint Paul's Chapel
Memorial Altar
In the days following the attacks on the World Trade Center, frantic friends and relatives of those who were unaccounted created fliers with their loved ones photographs and contact information, which they handed out on the streets around Ground Zero or taped to the fences and walls around city hospitals and rescue centers.

At Saint Paul's, volunteers turned a small altar at the chapel's entrance into a heart-wrenching memorial by covering it first with posters about the missing that were left outside the church, and later with Mass Cards, that were brought in Saint Paul's in the weeks and months following the tragedy.

Who can ever forget the New York Fire Department?

And here are some snaps of my recent trip to the Freedom Tower last June 2012

The Freedom Tower
We also had the opportunity to visit the Freedom Wall situated at Liberty State Park in New Jersey.

At the Empty Sky, a 9/11 memorial to New Jersey's victims. The two walls represent the twin towers. Behind these two walls is a view of New York City's skyline. Names of the victims from this state are written on the two walls.
Took a photo of the hubs with a part of the steel remains from the twin towers.

It has been 11 years but we still remember it like it was yesterday. Rest in Peace 9/11 victims and love to all who lost a loved one.

World Peace!

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