9/11 Remembrance

Please join me in paying my respects at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Our visit includes three main sites: The Memorial, Memorial Museum, and Freedom Tower.

9/11 Memorial

The Waterfall Memorials, built upon the very footprints where the twin towers once stood, solemnly immortalize the names of the 2,977 innocent victims (and heroes) of so many nationalities, genders, ages, creeds, and walks of life…

9/11 Memorial Museum

The Museum, built below the memorial on the foundations of the twin towers, is a gut-wrenching and heartbreaking collection of stories, media, personal effects, artifacts, and tributes that lament the worst but also celebrate the best in humanity.

I will let the images speak for themselves…

The Freedom Tower

Now renamed One World Trade Center, it stands as a monument to resilience, reconstruction, and hope.

I had the privilege of viewing the city from atop the tower in absolute freedom and safety, thanks to the dedication and sacrifice of countless unsung heroes in law enforcement, intelligence, the foreign service, and military who’ve been quietly providing that freedom and safety ever since that terrible day.

12 thoughts on “9/11 Remembrance

  1. Frank, thank you for the pictures. It has been a few years since I’ve been to the museum and tower, and a year since I’ve been to NYC, a record for me. A reminder that I have to get back.

  2. What a beautiful post, Frank. I have not been back to New York since 9/11, so I have not seen the Memorial Museum, but after viewing your pictures, I think I would like to go. Thank you for this post … yes, it brought a tear, but then most things do today.

  3. I was at the World Trade Center memorial site in 2013. The reflecting pools/fountains were completed but the rest of the site was still under construction. It was a powerful moment to look at the fountains and imagine the buildings that once stood there. 9/11/2001 is a date that will be forever etched in many of our memories.

    One of the most powerful memories I have of my visit was the tree that survived and still stands on the site today. It was a reminder of nature’s ability to heal itself.

    1. Thanks so much for adding your most thoughtful comments, Michelle. That very special tree is indeed a powerful symbol of resilience. And, as you expressed, there is no substitute for the feelings evoked by actually being there on that hallowed ground.

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