Sunday, September 11, 2011

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.

4 comments:

lgsquirrel said...

We remember with you.

meleah rebeccah said...

I love that photo too, MC. I am so happy you still have it.

I will never forget.

SilverNeurotic said...

June of 2001 my buddies from high school went to NYC for the day. On the return trip home, one of us complained that we didn't have an oppourtunity to go see the Twin Towers, and we all agreed that we'd return soon and make sure to go there. Little did we know what would happen.

That same summer, I found a teeshirt of NYC with the iconic image of the Twin Towers. I immediately bought that shirt and couldn't wait to wear it...I never did. After 9/11 I couldn't bare to wear it. It felt too weird.

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