Today, September 11, 2016, marks fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Today, we remember all those innocent people who lost their lives on that day.
I lived in New York City for three years, but at the time of the attacks, I was living in California. My uncle and I visited Ground Zero in the months after the attacks when it was unrecognizable. It is amazing to see the transformation of this part of Manhattan.
I was fortunate to visit the 9/11 Memorial twice – in November, 2014, and then recently a few weeks ago in August. I found the Memorial site to be beautiful, haunting, moving.
Here are some images of the site.
Photos from my visit in November, 2014.
From my visit a few weeks ago.
While visiting the 9/11 Memorial with my parents and a family friend, my dad told us about the sons of one of his former bosses, from many years ago. They both worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and died in the attacks. We searched for their names on one of the information kiosks and found their place on the memorial.
We ran our hands over their names. We paused. We reflected. We prayed. We cried. We remembered that horrible day. We will never forget.