|View of lower Manhattan from the Q train. Freedom tower on far right|
I admit that I do not usually watch all of the names being read. Its such a long list. Its a beautiful day today. It was a very hot sunny day in New York City on 9/11 of 2001. I particularly remember how bright it was that Tuesday because the day before had been so rainy.
|Lower Manhattan.. Freedom tower on far right|
|The Freedom Tower|
As I watch the names and ages of those who we have lost flash on the television screen I realize that they would be fourteen years older now had they lived. Those who were young then would no longer be so young. They were not blessed to be able to experience the passage of time.
9/11 was a horrible day for all of us. It was a living nightmare that one could not escape. I remember waking up 9/12 /01 thinking "Now what?" What does one do after the world has been changed forever? After 14 years I have learned that life does go on even when one is not sure it can. It just takes awhile to get back on track sometimes.
I have included some pictures of downtown Manhattan. Some include the new freedom tower that memorializes 9/11 . The tower is the very tall building on the right side of the first and third picture and its the building in the center in the last picture.
Lets never forget those live who were lost and those who were so brave that day. Lets pray for peace.