Remembering 9/11

In two days  time we will all remember 9/11. It happened 10 years ago. I cant beleive it has been so long. I remember watching it on the telly in Melbourne at the break of dawn and being so shocked and devasted. It felt like we were watching a horror movie.

 

I visited NYC 2 years after it had happened and visited ground zero. At the time it was like a crater full of debris and with people weeping softly against the mesh fence. Although i dont know anyone who was affected by it, my heart still ached for those who had lost loved ones.

Three years ago hubby and I visited New York and as it was his first time, i felt the need to go visit ground zero together. Things had certainly changed. The crater was now a beautiful memorial to all those who had died unnecessarily. The Chinese government had shown interest in wanting to buy the land and built a tower. I remember some of my american friends being furious that the US government would even consider such a thing and how ironic that the Chinese wanted to call it “Freedom Tower”. Looking over the at the city from Brooklyn, I kept thinking that the New York sky line will never be the same. Although Freedom Tower is now very much apart of the skyline it seems like something that should not have been built (in my opinion). I completely agree with former New York Gov. George Pataki, who first gave the Freedom Tower its name in a 2003 speech. “The Freedom Tower isn’t going to be One World Trade Center, it’s going to be the Freedom Tower. I think One and Two World Trade Center are sacred names which should never be used again.”

 

Anyway, just felt like remembering all those brave men and women who ran into burning buildings to save lives and those who weren’t lucky enough to make it back to their families.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: http://iplks.wordpress.com/, http://architectural.about.com, http://coresp11.blogspot.com

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