Remembering And Reflecting

We’re remembering and reflecting today.

We may be taking a work-related trip to New York next month, and if so, we definitely want to make time to visit the National September 11 Memorial while we’re there.

The Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools.

Visit 911Memorial.org for more information.

PS- You can donate $10 to the National September 11 Memorial by texting the word HOPE to 80088.

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Comments

  1. says

    I was remembering as well. I live in NJ and I will never forget the feeling of shock, confusion, horror, anger, and sorrow being wrapped up all in one pit in my stomach. The feeling of not knowing where your family was and if they were safe. The fear of where will they strike next? 10 years later, I pray for those that perished as well as their families and friends. I find myself no longer taking the people who keep us safe for granted and am thankful for all that they do.

  2. Cheryl says

    I live 50 miles from NYC and I still flinch when a plane flies low over our home. I can hardly believe that it has been 10 years! I wanted to let you know that you will need tickets to visit the memorial and as of this morning they were “sold out” through the first week of October. The tickets can be ordered through the site.

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