Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

 
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Today is the 10th anniversary of one of the worst days in the history of the United States. I'm posting this picture of our beautiful flag to honor all who were lost on that terrible day. The second two pictures are from a visit to New York City that I took with my kids in December 1991, ten years before the attacks. The middle shot shows a much younger me on the ferry going from Liberty Island back to Battery Park with the twin towers behind me. On that day, we rode the elevator all the way to the top of Tower 2 in the World Trade Center. The third shot is of me standing in front of a window at the top of Tower 2 with a view of the city behind me. You can see part of Tower 1 through the window on the left side of the picture. That is my daughter in the red jacket sitting on the floor in front of me. I still have the souvenir t-shirt that I bought at the gift shop up there. Please forgive the quality of these pictures (and the fashion!), as they were taken with a 35mm film camera and they are 20 years old!

25 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is a nice remembrance to cherish.

Corker2 said...

Enjoyed your Images from long ago. I like the Image of our Flag, also.

When all this happened 10 yrs. ago, we had no idea that the World Trade Center was attacked, until our Son called and told us to turn on the TV. After watching for awhile, I called a friend of mine and told him we should re-enlist and get in the fight. He was a Marine & me Navy. They would have just laughed as us, being so old. At least the Spirit was there.

Jim Klenke said...

These are wonderful pictures that you have now saved forever online. Thanks for sharing.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your middle photo is similar to a photo JM posted today on his Traveling site, I remember visiting the top of the World Trade Center many years ago.

Birdman said...

Peace.

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, Lois, what a great posting on today's 9/11 tenth anniversary! You must just shutter every time you look at those two lower photos...

Tanya said...

a great tribute lois!

JM said...

As Dave said, the Twin Towers are also on my travel blog today.

Pam said...

A nice remembrance, Lois.

Kate said...

We all have different memories, both before and after.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely tribute Lois, hope you've still got that jacket it's very cool!!

Jackie said...

You have some happier memories of the twin towers to look back on.
I have a commemoration poem on one of my blogs.

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful tribute dear Lois and I love your pictures.You have such an adorable smile!
Hugs and a nice week,
Léia

Ann said...

am watching Chinese TV, they too are screening 9/11,

I took went to the Twin towers, so sad to see them gone.

Madge said...

We Will Never Forget ~ 09.11.2001, may God bless us as we heal from this American tragedy.

Tricia said...

excellent shots & very nice tribute!

The towers really ARE MUCH HIGHER than the rest... We don't usually see shots taken FROM the towers, thank you for that view! =)

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful tribute Lois. May we always remember those who were lost on this tragic day.

Kaori said...

This is one of the nicest posts I've seen to remember this day, Lois.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We just never know and cannot even imagine how much time changes everything and every one.

You need to record the memories for these photos so the pictures will have some meaning if ever seen for sale in a bushel basket of old pics at a garage sale in Oregon.

jennyfreckles said...

As with people, it's important to remember the good times too. (20 years ago... you barely look any older now!)

Tamera said...

I've been to the top of Tower 2 as well, when I was a teenager. During a later visit to NYC in the mid-90s, I bought a souvenir sweatshirt that named all the New York landmarks, including the World Trade Center. After 9-11 I couldn't bear to even look at the shirt, and put it away. In 2003 I went to Ground Zero and it was just too sad. That horrible day is still an open wound for all Americans.

Fru Tunheim said...

9/11-2001 was a terrible day...we must never forget, but life must go on and hopefully we learn something from it. In Norway we had a terrible day 22/7 this year. One crazy man put a bomb by the goverment building and afterwards he vent to a political summercamp and shot 68 young people. My country will never forget that either.

Jack said...

Well done, Lois. It is nice contrasting the sad messages we are seeing today with your earlier memories of a happy family visit to NYC.

SRQ said...

Nice you have those photos and memories. Never forget.

Halcyon said...

Nice memories. We are going to keep on keeping on! :)