Its been eleven years since the tragedy at the World Trade Center in NYC and the Pentagon. In those eleven years, many things have changed in the world. Many of those changes were designed to avoid another attack like America received on September 11th, 2001.
But one of those changes wasn’t really designed to stop another attack, but to remember those that have fallen on 9/11. Everyone from those working in the towers/Pentagon, the fire/police workers, rescuers, near Shanksville, Pa, and those on the jet liners that that were taken hostage.
Soon after 9/11, plans were put in place to create a memorial to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa,. and at the Pentagon. They have also added the six people killed during the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. Image source: World Trade Center
The 9/11 Memorial
The memorial is located at the former site of the World Trade Center complex. The memorial occupies about half of the complex. (The complex is roughly 16 acres). The memorial has two giant waterfalls and reflecting pools that sit in the original footprints of the Twin Towers. In the Memorial Plaza, you will find ( have planned to add) over 400 trees that surround the reflecting pools.
On the bronze panels surrounding the reflecting pool, you will find the names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks. The names are inscribed as reminder of largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history. Image source: World Trade Center Memorial
9/11 Memorial Images
In honor of those that lost their lives on September 11th 2001, I wanted to share with everyone a set images from the 9/11 memorial in NYC. The set of images were taken by a photographer/blogger friend, Jimi Jones, back in January.
Please not the image shared here is copy righted by Jimi Jones. Please do not use his images. For more info about the image here and to see the rest of the collection check out the original article.