Friday, September 10, 2010

In Remembrance...


Since I started blogging, I repost this on September 11th.  I hope you don't mind...


At the very end of July 2001, my family and I (pre-twins of course) all flew up to New Hampshire and then to Maine for a family reunion. We had a long wait on the tarmac at the airport in Newark and realized that we might get to fly past New York. In anticipation, we got out my brand new digital camera (you remember the old ones that cost $500 for a 1 megapixel unit). 

As we took off in the little puddle jumper that would take us up the coast, we got an aerial tour of New York City. Although we certainly weren’t expecting it, we got to see many of the landmarks the city is famous for. We were treated to views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and even Yankee Stadium (which at the time was the highlight for me). But as we would come to realize just 2 short months later, our real highlight was getting to pass the World Trade Center and its 2 magnificent towers. The picture to the left was taken simply and casually as a tourist would take a picture of something they recognize. It has now become as cherished as any photo from that entire wonderful trip.

I post it in remembrance of September 11, 2001, when this country was forever changed.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

thanks for reposting this MC!

LesleyG said...

Glad you repost this. Thank you!

lgsquirrel said...

I join you in remembering the fallen.

SilverNeurotic said...

The last time I was in NYC pre-9/11, I was with a few high school friends. We were celebrating our recent graduation. As we were preparing to leave, one of us mentioned that we wished we had had time to go to the Twin Towers and go up to the top. I assured them that we'd do that our next trip. That was the end of June, 2001. We never made it back. I still get chills over that conversation.

meleah rebeccah said...

I love that you have this photo.