Friday, January 6, 2012

Where were you?

I suspect each of has a story of where we were when the planes flew into the towers of the World Trade Center. Our friends who were in the city at the time have shared some of their experiences and the things that they have learned since that horrible day. We will always be mindful of those whose lives were lost and for those families who are now without beloved family members. Long time New Yorkers do mention that after 9/11, there were changes that occurred in the city and chief among them was that people became nicer to each other. While I have nothing to compare it to, I have to say that I have found many of the people in New York to be generous and helpful.
With this said, I just wanted to share a few photos from our visit to the 9/11 Memorial. It is a beautiful, sacred place. Our son-in-law had an app on his phone which allowed you to type in the name of a person who died on that day and it would pull up a photo of the person with a short bio. We typed in a couple of names and it was very emotional to read about a person whose life was cut so short in a needless, horrific event. I hope that even though many of us weren't in the city at this time, that we will each try to become just a little bit nicer.