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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Remember


I went to New York for a few days and in that time went to the World Trade Center site. Sadly, they have made it very hard to view anything, but I managed to snap this photo that shows nothing.
There were a ton of Toronto police in their dress uniforms visiting that day. (It was on Sept. 9th.) There was also a lot of press and other people paying their respects so soon to the anniversary. I had no idea they were going to put up the towers of light again. I wish I could have seen them.
Marci and my friend Roger and I went to NYC a few years ago and managed to see the lights on the night they were extinguished.
It's hard to fathom that two huge buildings stood in this spot a few years ago. (And the other buildings that were destroyed.)
We visited a building that housed the American Express offices. they had lost 11 people on 9/11. They made a beautiful memorial to them called "11 Tears" in their lobby. The memorial has the names of the victims along with a bit of their character engraved in granite with a crystal in the center of a pool. It is so beautiful.

I know that this entry is a bit all over the place. I just wanted to take a moment and remember the events of September 11, 2001. I can't imagine the pain of all the victims and the survivors and the families and friends of everyone affected by this. And in a situation like this, words from me are meaningless.