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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A White Rose, at the World Trade Center Memorial

WTC memorial
Photo by myself at the World Trade Center Memorial.

While downtown, I had to stop by the World Trade Center Memorial, which is open to the public year-round. Above, the reflecting pool by the south tower footprint. Surrounding the water are bronze plaques, laser cut with the victims' names.

It was very hot, and the grounds were full of people. I learned that the grounds keepers place a white rose by each person's name on his or her birthday.

There were a few roses there that day. It was a very quiet and touching gesture.

Related posts: Remembering Ten Years Ago, Today, Salvaged, from the World Trade Center, and Night View, at the World Trade Center.

5 comments:

Andy said...

It is a stunning reminder.

biebkriebels said...

That is very touching and thoughtful to remind the birthdays that way.

RedPat said...

Very moving.

s.c said...

Touching and one make more impression then a whole bunch. Thanks for showing Kitty.

Abbie Cronin said...

I actually took this photo too, the white roses are a lovely idea.