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In Remembrance of 9/11

By on September 11, 2017

What I Remember

It was my senior year of high school; I believe I was in Spanish class.  Our teacher turned on the TV in the room and we all watched in disbelief.  It was terrifying especially because there were so many unknowns at the time.  Because nothing like this had ever happened in my lifetime, I was convinced that war was going to take over the entire country and I would be dead.  Perhaps a bit dramatic, I know, but not 100% untrue.

Photos from the 9/11 Memorial

I never thought, at the time, that I’d ever be living in NYC.  Now I live on an island with millions of people, many of whom experienced loss and devastation years ago.  I had never been to NYC before we visited last fall.  My husband and I came to Manhattan for my job interview and took a few day to explore the city.

One of the places we felt it was important to see was the 9/11 Memorial site.

Hundreds of people visit on any given day.

 

The site where one of the Twin Towers once stood

 

9/11 memorialJust a few names of lives lost

 

9/11 memorialTaking a photo of taking photos

 

One World Observatory

 

The weather matched the mood of visiting the Memorial

 

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    terra

    September 12, 2017

    I went to the 9/11 Memorial a bunch of years ago, shortly after it opened, before the construction was finished, and it was very significant experience. It’s so well done, and so special.

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      Rachel

      September 13, 2017

      Glad you got to see it – it’s an important place to visit.

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I am Rachel, an early 30's Midwestern girl residing in NYC with my husband and dog. I have learned to appreciate the city but am also a huge adventure girl. Follow along with my outdoor adventures as well as my city adventures and fitness journey. I'm an advocate of empowering other petite women not to be limited by our size!

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