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 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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  1. says

    I’m remembering and reflecting today too. 9/11/2001 still directly affects my day to day life as the wife of a soldier (I wrote about it in my latest post-I invite you to share your story as well) but it is also the 1st birthday of my niece who died in late December at 3 months old last year. A lot to remember & reflect upon today.
    United We Stand.

  2. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    Many of us will never be able to make that trip. When you go, carry us in spirit and say a prayer from all of us.
    I’ve had to turn the t.v. off today. After watching several programs, I realized I could not cry all day. God Bless all the survivors.
    My heart well remembers. 10 years ago, I lived in Alabama and my husband was stuck in Mexico. It was a very scary time for us too.

  3. Kitt says

    Thank you for posting. Truly a day for reflecting. I will never forget and as Ter’e Crow Lindsay asked, please carry us in spirit and say a prayer from all of us.

  4. Ellygra DiLalla says

    Thank you for the post and lovely pictures. This is the first picture I have seen the memorial and I had not heard anything else about it either. So, thank you very much. Enjoy your day. I am spending my day in sunny SoCal outside with my family, friends and animals. The weather is spectacular and I am blessed.

  5. says

    I’ve visited NYC a couple times since 9/11. The first time they were still “cleaning up” Ground Zero. The next time, they were building the memorial. I’m pleased that the acreage was used to create a memorial park, rather than more skyscrapers. NYC, as well as our nation, will never be the same.

  6. Barb says

    What a kind and appropriate post, thank you. September 11 is truly a day of remembrance.

  7. says

    Our family has been remembering today also. The History channel has had some great documentaries this year about 9/11 that I hadn’t seen before.

  8. Geri Greco says

    My friends husband died in the twin towers.
    He was in charge of both towers and was young to retire after 25 years. He called his wife and reassured her and their 3 grown children that he was safe and on his way out. It was his daughter’s 25 th birthday. As the story goes he heard firefighters
    needed help getting to the stairway in the 2 nd tower, he led the way and never thought twice. He was in the first terrorist attack also.
    He was brave and a hero for sure. His daughter read his name today at ground zero. It is so painful to relive this every year and even more so every day.
    It is beautiful to have shared and remember on your blog today.
    Prayers for all our safety and health.

  9. says

    Thank you for taking the time to post this on your blog.

    We’ve spent time remembering as well.

    May we never forget.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.