The new towers under construction.
Two beautiful waterfalls were constructed on the foundation site where the twin towers used to stand. In honor of those killed during the attack, whether in the plane, in the buildings, a fire fighter trying to save lives, or in the Pennsylvania field, each person affected by this attack (close to 3,000) has his or her name etched in the marble that goes around the perimeter of both water falls.
It was such a peaceful place. Once you stepped into the gates there was a hush over everybody there. People were rushing of course, and there was some laughter and chattering, but there was an undeniable quietness that weighed heavy on the peoples hearts. Americans ( about 15 % of us) and non americas (the remaining 85%) alike. You almost couldn’t hear any hustle of NYC just a few feet beyond on the other side of the chain link fence. I heard the beat of my own heart and little else.
Sue and John pause for a moment. You see most people sitting, don’t you!
Loads of people. The largest crowd I saw (besides Time Square the night before).
And now, the new tower. 🙂
I will forever honor and respect the men and women who live to fight against the evils of the world to protect my Country.