Thursday 11 September 2014

9/11 the endless tears

I am starting my U.S.A. travel log with the 9/11 memorial and museum in New York to pay my respect to the thousands of people who lost their lives there and to their families. Photos by hubby and me. 
The moment we stepped out on the square that now holds two huge fountains on the place where the two towers were standing I was breathtaken with sorrow. Speechless, crying, bringing back the moment I returned from school that afternoon of September, 11th, 2001 and watched on TV live the second plane crashing on the tower and then the towers collapsing. I can never forget.
Seeing those huge fountains each as big as the footprint of each tower, deep and black and with the constant running water, I was overtaken by tears. Tears like the endless tears in people's lives.

 And all around carved on black granite the names of the casualties with the occasional rose or cross to show that some relatived passed by.

 And then we visited the museum about which so much controversy errupted.

 We left with so much sorrow in our hearts and the hope that terrorism, no matter where it comes from,will cease to exist.


Mii Stitch said...

Such an emotional post. This tragedy will stay with us forever.
I saw the site on the 6 month anniversary and it was still full of debris but there were American flags everywhere, flowers, candles, pictures of missing people still. It was so moving. I just realised the size of it all it was truly breathtaking. Glad you had the opportunity to see the site with the commemorative fountains. Hugs xx

butterfly said...

It breaks my heart too. Such sad needless losses .
And still it goes on . I wish we could all see life is a gift .

Lovely photos , it is breathtaking .
Hugs .

Sarah in Stitches said...

I visited the memorial when I was in New York a couple of years ago, though the museum hadn't opened yet. It's very moving.