Thursday, September 10, 2009

Remembering September 11, 2001

I recently visited the Ground Zero site in New York City. And even though the rebuilding efforts are well underway, downtown Manhattan is still filled with reminders of the terrorist attacks of eight years ago.

There are still black burn marks on the roofs of buildings near the World Trade Center site. Hundreds of tiles painted by children who lived through that day still adorn a chainlink fence in Greenwich Village. The stump and roots of a sycamore tree, which shielded St. Paul's Chapel from falling debris, have been preserved as a tribute to hope.

And less than a block from Ground Zero stands this cross. Constructed of steel beams salvaged from the Twin Towers wreckage, it stands as a permanent memorial to all those who died that day.

May we never forget.

No comments:

Post a Comment