9/11: in remembrance

No day shall erase you from the memory of time

This quote from Virgil is displayed in the Memorial Hall of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York with letters forged from remnant World Trade Center steel by blacksmith Tom Joyce.

The Unwavering Spirit


From St Paul’s Chapel, Lower Manhattan, New York

We visited the chapel on our visit to ground zero and the National September 11 Memorial Museum last year. The rear of the chapel faced opposite the east side of the World Trade Centre, as it does now to the Freedom Tower. After the attack on September 11 it served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at the World Trade Center site.

As we pause to remember and reflect on that fateful morning fifteen years ago today this uniform together with the crushed remains of Ladder 3 that are so reverently displayed in the Museum, and about which I posted earlier this year, all serve to remind us of the sacrifice and bravery of those 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department who were lost that day, together with an additional 68 emergency workers and the 2566 innocent lives they were trying to save.

Hope & Healing at Ground Zero

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

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Slurry Wall, Foundation Hall, 9/11 Memorial Museum

On a day on which we pause to reflect on the events of 9/11, a day that is seared in all of our memories I have been looking back at my photographs from our visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York last January and remembering how moved we were as we walked through the Memorial exhibit. The Museum has comprehensive descriptions online and on their app and I would invite you to visit their site to read about the slurry wall and how its structural integrity prevented flooding of subway tunnels and parts of lower Manhattan.

No day shall erase you from the memory of time…Virgil

The letters for this quote from Virgil in the Memorial Hall were forged from remnant World Trade Center steel by blacksmith Tom Joyce. Surrounding the quote is an art installation called Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning by the artist Spencer Finch who created the work “to pay tribute to the victims and to explore both the personal and the collective nature of memory

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…for this weeks Photo Challenge: Monochromatic