Remembering September 11th

September 11th……

We probably all remember where we were on that September 11th morning 15 years ago.

I worked at a bank at the time and remember seeing the news reports that morning. A group of us gathered in our break room and watched it all unfold. None of us got much work done that day.

My oldest was 4.5 years old at the time and at preschool.  He too remembers seeing the teachers talk about it and listen to the radio news reports.  He didn’t understand but he knew that something horrible was happening.

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There were a lot of American Flags there...
There were a lot of American Flags there…

Over the summer, when my oldest daughter went to New York on a mission trip, the One World Trade Center and Ground Zero were on their list of places to visit.  She said they saw American flags hanging around in this place or that, but as they got closer to Ground Zero,  the thicker the American flags grew. They did not go into the One World Trade Center, but they did spend time at the memorial. My daughter described it as being amazing, sad and very somber.  None of them expected the flood of emotions that came over them.

One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center

As she is visiting Ground Zero, as she is taking all this in, she is thinking of this story we shared on the blog about a year ago. (This was one of the very first posts….it needs to be revamped as I have learned a lot about blogging since we posted it, but I have not had the time to do that 🙂  )

Here are a few shots of the area.

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Ground Zero Memorial
Ground Zero Memorial
Ground Zero Memorial
Ground Zero Memorial
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Dianne T. Signer and Her Unborn Child – Said to be the most touched name on the memorial.
Ground Zero Memorial
Ground Zero Memorial

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As we go about our day, worshipping the Lord on this Sunday, may we not forget.  As we remember, let us not live in fear either.

As we well know, there will be evil in the world until Jesus sits on the throne.  We must fight the good fight, finish the course and keep the faith until Jesus comes again.

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23 thoughts on “Remembering September 11th

  1. I don’t think I will ever forget. I can remember where I was when I heard the heart-breaking news, watching it unfold on the television, and wondering if my kids would be safe at school. Re-experiencing it this Sunday still brings tears to my eyes.

  2. Oh wow, I’ve always wanted to see Ground Zero but have never been to New York. I was pretty young when this happened and knew it was a disaster but couldn’t really wrap my head around how disastrous. Now that I’m older it’s simply devastating. Thank you so much for sharing and honoring 9/11

  3. It’s funny how for some events you need pictures to remind you and tragedies like September 11th is as vivid as the first day. It’s one of the first time as an adult I had seen anything so severe. Seeing these photos reiterated the memories I have. I think at this point it’s not about remembering September 11th it’s about honoring it still everyday as the Nation came together that day.

  4. That was such a terror-filled day! I live in Canada, but we live right beside a military base. Everything was shut down tight immediately – things came to a grinding halt.
    May we never forget!

  5. This moved me to tears. What beautiful photos your daughter took. The rose stuck in a name and the engraving of “Dianne T. Signer and Her Unborn Child” both took my breath away. I would be touching that name with reverent fingers too.

    1. Kathi, Thank you for taking the time to read it! My daughter said you can tell that the engraving of “Dianne T. Signer and Her Unborn Child” is the most touched because you can actually see where the surface is very worn there, and from what I understand, this memorial was made with material that is not supposed to show wear.

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