Tuesday, September 11, 2007

May 2002


In May of 2002 I visited the site where the World Trade Towers stood before September 11, 2001. What you see in this picture is the cross made of steel girders. I thought is was a very poignant. The mood at this particular location was very somber and repectful, people were whispering to each other. It was being treated as a memorial site at that time.

6 comments:

Paul F. said...

This is the first Tuesday since it happened, which was on a Tuesday. I haven't much liked Tuesday since then.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Is that cross still up? I thought I read somewhere that it was being removed. I hope that's not true.

J_G said...

I don't know what they did with the Cross. They have started a museum at the Smithsonian and they will have a museum at Ground zero. that I haven't had much time to read about. I will find out thought because I too am interested in what happened to it. I had forgotten about it with everything else that is going on. That's why we have these kinds of days of remembrance and tributes, so things like that won't be forgotten, they were important at the time.

Skye said...

In 2005 when I visted Ground Zero, I did not see the cross. The people milling around the area were somber and reflective as appropriate for this site. There was a lone violinist playing a beautiful rendition of America, The Beautiful.

MonicaR said...

We went to see Ground Zero last fall -- or was it the fall previous?

It was something I will never forget. Everyone was quiet and just looking at that hole, including us. Hundreds of people. The cross was still there.

In Battery Park (I think) the globe was set as a memorial, too. The globe that was on the WTC grounds. It was all dented up and there was an eternal flame there, and little poems left by people. My youngest daughter tried to pick up a poem to take home, but I told her that it had to stay there.

J_G said...

The whole thing that it all boils down to for me now is; I have no more tears, I'm all cried out and all I want now is for our troops to defeat the people that did this to us. The left and the arpees can deny all they want but we are fighting the terrorists on their ground in the place of our choosing. We must finish the job. I just wish they had used General Petraeus from the beginning.