Monday, September 8, 2014

Never Forget


With the anniversary of 9/11 upon us, I thought now would be an appropriate time to share my pictures of the memorial.  I only took a couple because it just didn’t feel right snapping a bunch of photos in the very spot where so many people lost their loved ones.






One World Trade Center

One of two reflecting pools


Video of reflection pool

ETA:  I woke up with a migraine so I may not get to your posts today.  I'll be around as soon as I'm feeling better.  Have a great Monday, my Hooligans!

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  1. I'm sure it's very sobering to stand there. Thanks for sharing your photos. They are quite amazing.

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    1. Great way to describe how I felt - sober and somber. I was there the following summer and that was rough. Twisted metal, debris, and people crying. Terrible.

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  2. yeah, took my boys to the new tower this summer.
    i was actually flying that day. got put down in atlanta.

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    1. I'm sure your boys are old enough now to understand what happened there. After we went the first time, my son vowed to join the military to help stop it from happening again. He did just that.

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  3. I think seeing that place in person would make me cry.

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    1. I go every time we visit the city and the first few times, I balled like a baby.

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    2. Yeah, I don't think I'd be able to take it. They shut down our schools that day, in case someone tried to hit the air base.

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    3. We lived by Barksdale AFB when it happened. It was scary when the president flew in to make that first speech. We knew all the planes were grounded and then we hear fight jets and ran outside and saw they were escorting Air Force One. It was frightening.

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  4. One of the worst days of our lives. Hard to believe it was 13 years ago already....I remember it like it was yesterday. The memorial wasn't yet built the last time I was in NYC in 2004, but I did see the damaged globe that was at the Plaza, and moved to Battery Park and that was very moving.

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    1. I can't fathom the fact it's been thirteen years already. It seems like it was just a year ago. I hope you saw the cross they had from the twisted steel. That was amazing!

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  5. I really would love to visit this memorial someday...

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  6. A day that will sure live on forever indeed. Migraine? Right! Use that excuse just because you want to be lazy and not visit, after all two posts in one week at your sea has to be such hard work. lmao What? you expect the cat to be nice?

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    1. I know I'll never forget it. Yep, migraine from hell yesterday. I think it was sent from the cat. Yeah, two posts in less than a week, I'm exhausted!

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    2. Poor poor you, whatever will you do lol

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  7. They've created a beautiful tribute and memorial space to honour those who died on that terrible day.

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    1. I really love how they did it too. It's hard to tell how large the reflecting pools are but they are massive!

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  8. Standing there must be an overwhelming experience. Thanks for sharing your photos. I hope the migraine passes soon!
    ~Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Still a lingering migraine but nothing like yesterday. It is a very moving place to visit.

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  9. When Sept 11 happened I think all the world was different.Not only for US,
    For all world.yours pictures are amazing.
    Hope your migraine passes dear.
    A big hug

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    1. I agree, Gloria. I think people realized how precious life was that day. Seeing it, over and over again, you couldn't help but be effected by it.

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  10. Your post reminds me how long it has been since I've been to NYC (hint: a long time). I would like to see that memorial some day.

    I am sorry that you are still suffering with a migraine. Do meditation CDs help at all????

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    1. One of my favorite places to be. NYC. All that hustle and bustle. Love it!

      No, this is another one. I get them once or twice a week. When weather rolls through like this, I'm guaranteed a migraine. I actually use a meditation app and a video I found on Youtube. :)

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  11. I was at that spot 1 year after that horrendous day. i still remember, and will never forget, the blasted area of what was once a huge clock on the side of a building beside what was once the twin towers. I don't know why that hit me but that image will always be with me. It is sobering and yet good that there is something rebuilt for it is like the phoenix rising from its ashes

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    1. It's been amazing to watch it change, year after year. How much progress they made in removing the debris, clearing out space for them to work, and rebuild. It's mind boggling. The image that sticks with me is all the flowers, cards, and signs people stuck in the fence along the perimeter. Just heartbreaking.

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  12. I can only imagine what it's like to stand there, to take everything in. Must be really surreal. Feel better now, y'hear?

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    1. Surreal - another great word to use for those emotions that roll through as you stand there taking it all in. There goes that southern twang of yours!

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  13. Nice pictures.
    I will have to go one day.
    Get to feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks, David. NYC is one of my places on earth. The Louvre is right up there with it!

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    2. The Louve is a great place to visit. Went there back in 1987! Okay, so I may need to go again...

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    3. I'm with you, Blue. I haven't been there since 1993. Time for a return visit for both of us!

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  14. Thanks for the reminder Elsie ~ When we were to NY, I think we missed this place as we were in a rush ~ Take care dear and wishing you happy week ~

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    1. It can be hard to get down there if you're trying to fit everything else in. Total opposite end from Time Square. We didn't want to hoof it, so we took cabs everywhere! Happy week to you too!

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  15. Oh thank you for these being an Aussie I have not seen these before

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to share them with you, Jo-Anne

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  16. Thanks for the reminder. Maybe it's just me but I don't like the new building as much as I like the old ones.

    I hope you're feeling better.

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    1. No it's not just you. I was all about them building both towers again only a few floors higher. I went to Trump Tower and support the effort but it never happened - boo!

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  17. You know my story - being in the city that day and stuck there separated from family and home by 3,000 miles and a flight ban. The taste - everytime I remember the taste of the dust comes to mind, a horrible acrid taste. The taste of hate and death.
    I have been back on my own and with my family but never to the memorial. Doubt I ever will visit NYC again in my life now I no longer have the salary I had then but this Thursday I'll certainly be remembering

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    1. It must be difficult for you to look back on even though it's been so long. It just doesn't feel like so much time has passed since it happened. Hey, you never know, Graham, you may make killer money once schooling is finished!!

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  18. I visited ground zero in late 2001, when the streets were still full of rubble, and every building was plastered with pictures of missing loved ones. I never took any pictures, either - it wasn't right, and I could barely manage to stay standing up, much less focus a camera. I haven't been back, so I'm really glad you did post these few images. The new buildings and memorial are a beautiful tribute.

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