Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years...Never Forget

When we went to Vermont in August, we stopped at a few places on the drive home. One of those places was the New York State Museum in Albany.

I hadn't been there since I was a kid. My husband & children had never been. Suffice it to say, we all enjoyed the museum very much.

There was, however, one part that I think really affected my husband & I.

The World Trade Center exhibit.





2,973 senseless fatalities.

Having never been to Ground Zero, this is probably the next closest thing. (Sorry, I realize my photos are not the best quality.)



Actual candles & paper roll with prayers & tributes found at Ground Zero.



A destroyed door off an NYPD police car.



Engine 6.



Some of the steel framing from the buildings.

I cannot even put into words the feeling that overcame us by looking at all of this. My husband & I were literally speechless. I struggled to hold back tears.
Just seeing all the destroyed items, everyday items, found at the sight was heartbreaking. This exhibit was more powerful than I could have ever imagined.

I guess the only thing I can say is, we must never forget.

(I found some really amazing photos of 9/11. If you're interested, go here).

God Bless America!


8 comments:

refresh reStyle said...

I will never forget, thanks for your post.
Debbie

Dawna said...

We have been watching coverage of the 10 year memorial....it is hard to believe that much time has passed already. Thanks for sharing your pictures,,,it really does leave one speechless to think of the devastation that happened on that day. We truly won't forget....
Love from your Canadian friend :)

JenCoen said...

Wow. What an emotional exhibit. In tears now. We will NEVER forget...

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also will never forget this day so sad!!! All the people who Die.
Thanks so much for sharing your photos with me.
Also thanks for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape, hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane
We will NEVER forget..

Victoria said...

I can see how that would get one choked up to see...what a sad day that was in our history:( My boys and I were up the twin towers in August of 01, about 5 weeks before the attack and I'm so glad they got to experience them.

So hard to belive it's been 10 years...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I saw yesterday on TV a tour of this moving memorial, oh, it was a horribly sad, reflective, weekend!

Carol

Ana said...

It is a day I will never forget. God Bless America.

Much love,
♥Ana

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I've been to Ground Zero a few times. It was just a HUGE whole.

I could see the smoke from where I live. Right after it happened I called my husband and told him to come home. Living so close we had no idea what was going on.

I will never forget all the ones who had to go though this horrible event.

Dee

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