May 29, 2013

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is one of the most peaceful places in NYC. Both Shelby and I had visited it before but this was the first visit for our parents. In order to visit you have to get tickets but they are free.

"The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.
The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history." 
-pulled from the memorial website

This is Freedom Tower - now the tallest building in North America

The sound of the waterfalls is beautiful and I think it is a perfect way to pay tribute to the thousands of lives lost.

Until Next Time

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