September 11, 2013

"Time is passing...



"Time is Passing"
World Trade Center One - Freedom  Tower
New York City, New York



...Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September 11th.
We will remember every rescuer who died in honor.
We will remember every family that lives in grief.
We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children."

--President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001







And, please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Needtobreathe's "Something Beautiful".

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for helping us remember on this day.

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  2. I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard. Thanks for sharing President Bush's words and this beautiful photo.

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  3. Beautiful photo...what a wonderful tribute. I will never forget.

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  4. Thank you. So many things about this are perfect...but I think it's that building against the perfect blue sky...that is always what takes my breath and brings me back - skyscrapers against a perfect sky.

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  5. a great tribute and a gorgeous image!! it's impossible to forget every, single, detail of this day, 12 years ago!!

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  6. love the cloud reflections and the solitary bird

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  7. catching birds and clouds on the face of Freedom Tower makes for an inspiring photo.
    Thanks for posting about 9/11. I thought more bloggers would.

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  8. Thank you for this lovely photo. If you are from New York, I extend my heartfelt compassion. All New Yorkers suffered that day. I guess actually all Americas suffered...still do. I watch a lot of documentaries around the anniversaries...I will share this post on Facebook. Thankyou!

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    1. I focus on the documentaries then, as well...I feel obligated...I wrote about it today: http://www.1000newmercies.blogspot.com/2013/09/obligated-to-remember.html

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  9. Beautiful, perfect photo for reflecting today, and love the significance of the two birds!

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  10. I don't know if I'm ready to embrace the new tower...I guess it is a fraction of the feeling when one's spouse dies and they can't contemplate remarriage. The grief from 12 years ago remains very deep...and yes life goes on. But it is only through the carving sorrow does in our hearts that makes it possible to contain even greater joy. Thank you for your post.

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  11. I don't think you remember alone. I was at the pub last night and there was a group of fairly young men sitting outside and when I sat down near them they were discussing it and talking about how old each of them was when it happened and how they all remembered it clearly despite only being young. It was a shocking and world changing event.

    Mollyxxx

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  12. What a lovely capture! A day of reflection for sure, as my family and friends lit a wall of candles at dusk, as we have every year since, in honor and memory of the fallen members from our own community, as well as the other innocent victims of this terrible tragedy.
    Aloha from New York

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  13. What a nice post to help us remember. Great shot!

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  14. Amazing how it's been 12 years...

    I looked my students yesterday and they weren't even on the horizon then. That made me realize how long it's been.

    Gorgeous shot, Kathy!

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