Click and watch the slide show. Today is 9/11 and there are activities and ceremonies all over the country. Of course, the biggest event is in New York City. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the sights and sounds. In a time like this we just need to let the pictures speak. Enjoy the slide show. For all who suffered, may this be the last year it hurts so bad.
Enjoy in full screen and invite your friends to take a look. Thanks. Read yesterday’s blog and you will understand the pictures today. I wonder what the news will report on now that the memorial will be open to the public tomorrow. Just remember you need a ticket for now. I am doing the postaday2011. So read my posts daily and take a step and subscribe. Also watch for my e-book and book coming soon.
9/11 – the tenth anniversary is almost here and with two days tp go that is what dominates the news. The World Trade Center site on which the c/11 memorial is built will be opened on Sunday for the families. On September 12, the general public will be able to visit with a ticket. That’s New York City for you. Always a ticket for some thing. For many people 9/11 commemoration is just too much. It is a tough call. How do you see it? Should the news media go over the 9/11 events year after year or is there a point when they should tone it down? Please share your thoughts.
New WTC Model at 9/11 Memorial
9/11 Memorial Site
I won’t overwhelm you with too much of 9/11 so soon, so, I just include on picture for your contemplation. What are your thoughts on 9/11? Is the media doing too much too soon? Is this just news saturation? We are four days away and for someone who lived through it, it is too much already. The 9/11 Memorial is one place to go and see things in perspective. Take it easy news media.
Flag of Honor
The above is a flag of honor inside the 9/11 memorial on Vesey street in Manhattan, New York City. It has the names of the people who perished in 9/11.
Ground Zero – The Past
Ground Zero- The Present
Ground Zero- The Future
9/11 Ten Years Later
In five days we will be recalling the events of 9/11 for the tenth time. For some that is good news, for others, bad news. Yes, this is the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and we should have some questions. One question could be, “Are we safer than we were ten years ago? Another question we might have is now that we are rebuilding the World Trade Center (WTC) on the very site that the twin towers stood, are we prone to another attack? Should Ground Zero be hallowed ground with only the memorial?
Yesterday was Labor Day, so being a photographer I went out to get a few photographs to see how people were spending their Labor Day. I wrote about it and I have pictures, so please take a look at yesterday’s blog. I went to lower Manhattan in New York City and I was really impressed with what I saw. There is a 9/11 Memorial on Vesey Street between Broadway and Church Street. It was packed. If you are ever in NYC go visit it. It is free, but, I did see a donation box. I don’t know if Washington, D.C. or Pennsylvania has anything like this, but, it will really give you some insight into the events of that day in New York City in particular. I have some pictures which I will post in my tribute on 9/11. Don’t miss it.
There are so many lessons from 9/11, but what we can all learn is that no matter if life has us at “ground zero” level, (the lowest level) we can make a decision to rise up and rebuild. It will be a challenge, but as long as you are breathing and you are in your right mind, don’t just stay down, but rise up and do the little that you can. To quote a “famous” person, “Yes, you can.” Enjoy your day!