Remembering the Day
Okay, we are not exactly celebrating this day (September 11th) but simply remembering the tragedy that happened 13 years ago, in 2001, when the Twin Towers were attacked at the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Who could forget?
Recently, my family went to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The memorial is beautiful and very peaceful. There are two reflecting pools that are nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The twin pools sit where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who died in the 2001 attacks (and the 1993 WTC bombing) are etched in bronze panels edging the Memorial pools. At night the two pools have beams of light that illuminate the skyline.
The Museum was not as peaceful. In fact, it was devastating and sad to see the photographs, hear the videos and view burnt and damaged belongings to those who have perished. The one good thing that seemed to come out of this horrible day was the way America has come together to love, honor, and respect their country like never before. Firefighters, police, military, and response teams have become our superheroes and get the respect they deserve from their courage and brave acts they do on a daily basis. We now see people donating food, giving blood, flying flags and being truly proud of our wonderful country. This is what we celebrate… the hope.
“September 11th is no longer just about mourning, but about community, giving back, and hope,” via +Forbes.