Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Little Road Trip: the 9/11 Memorial and Freedom Tower

It's hard to believe that it's already been more than 14 years since that terrible day. And since we hadn't yet been back to Ground Zero since the 9/11 Memorial opened, we very much wanted to pay our respects for all who died on that day, and all who have died in the years since.

Most of all, it felt appropriate to me: two gaping black holes where so much was lost. It reminds me very much of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. It's impossible to visit either place without coming away with at least a bit of the sense of great tragedy.

It's hard to believe, but Henry and Malcolm were barely toddlers when it happened. 

Pointing across to the new rail station, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and the construction projects that still ring the site.

9/11 Memorial Museum.

Peeking in the windows of the museum.

And there, rising in the reflection: Freedom Tower, now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Dang, that's one tall building.

Next stop: Statue of Liberty.

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