Sunday, September 11, 2011

Staten Island - 9/11 Memorial

While visiting New York City, we took these photographs of the Staten Island 9/11 Memorial. We learned that Staten Island was hit hard by this tragedy and lost 270 people in the terrorist attacks.  This memorial is beautiful and something to see. From a distance, the sides of the monument appear to be wings. The inside consists of 9" X 11" plaques of each victim along with their names, dates of birth, and place where they worked.  Each plaque is also unique because there is a carved profile of each individual.The panoramic view from the memorial includes New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.  It is a solemn yet majestic sight and a peaceful place to not only reflect on the lives lost that fateful day but also to think about hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.  America is the land of the Free and the home of the Brave.     




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