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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering Ten Years Ago Today

WTC Tribute
Photo by myself near the World Trade Center, in the Financial District.

Above, makeshift memorials are placed near the World Trade Center site, honoring fire fighters who were killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.


Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. A ceremony for the families at the World Trade Center site is being held this morning.

In that time, New York has encountered some false alarms. Police still conduct searches outside subway stations. Subway riders are reminded to be watchful.

Every New Yorker has been affected. Every New Yorker living here at the time clearly remembers where they were that morning. Most of us know people who worked at the towers or whose family or friends worked there.

One of my high school classmates was on one of the planes. My current downstairs neighbor worked on a lower floor of one of the towers. A friend of a friend lost his wife there. They were newlyweds.

It sounds crazy, but it's still difficult to comprehend that this event even occurred.

WTC Mementos
A poem and tributes placed near the site.

Related posts: Life Goes On, Almost, Seven Years Ago and Salvaged from the World Trade Center.


Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty. It is still a sad day for everyone.

kenju said...

One of my daughters good friends lost her dad and her brother. They were NYC Firefighters.

Olivier said...

10 ans de tristesse, 10 ans en esperant que plus jamais...mais NYC est la plus forte et la vie continue. un bel hommage, et beaucoup de memoriaux tres touchants

Kitty said...

Hi Washington
It's pretty incredible how everyone has been affected. The tv imagery must be the reason. Terrible.

Hi Kenju
I'm so sorry to hear this. Oh dear.
The children must have the worst of it all.

Hi Olivier,
Yes the memorials say things in ways that words can't. It is nice to see people wanting to share themselves.

Leif Hagen said...

A great posting from you in NYC on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 event! Not surprising that you have so many connections.....

CONGRATS on your 1,500th posting! I'm almost to 900th!