Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012

9/11: Status of World Trade Center site 11 years later photo from this link    http://www.indystar.com/viewart/20120910/NEWS01/120910007/9-11-Status-World-Trade-Center-site-11-years-later

It was the morning of September 11, 2001 and I dropped my four-year-old daughter Sabrina off a North Shore Head Start on Bridge Street in Beverly, Massachusetts just on the Salem/Beverly line and I headed over to work at the Salem Y.M.C.A. where I taught swimming lessons to all ages and aquasize to the "active older adults".

I was in the ladies locker room with the Salem Y's Executive Director Linda and some other staff as we began watching the planes that left from Boston Logan International Airport hit the New York Twin Towers on the large television screen that was bolted to the wall.  We were all STUNNED by the first one plane, mortified by the second plane and were at a loss for words when we heard a third plane was heading for the Pentagon. We soon learned it was a "Terrorist Attack".

I decided stay at work until the end of my shift later in the afternoon and when I went to pick up Sabrina there was only one other child with her as all the other children's parents picked them up early in a panic.

Sabrina was four-years-old on September 11, 2001 and in pre-school.  She is now fourteen and just begging her freshman year in high school - WoW!  Eleven 911's have past and still as I watch the videos and hear the stories I feel the pain and remorse for those we lost, for the buildings that were destroyed, for a skyline that changed.  God Bless the USA.

God Bless the USA - "Proud to Be an America" - Lee Green

Here is what Boston is doing at the Boston Public Garden to pay tribute:

Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial - Voices of September 11th

Purpose: To memorialize the victims of September 11, 2001 from Massachusetts and New England. This memorial will be a remembrance space for 250 families ...

World Trade Center Status - 11 years later!
NEW YORK — Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the new multibillion-dollar World Trade Center once again dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. Hundreds of construction workers are at the 16-acre site every day, and tourists snap thousands of photos of the two towers that are nearing completion.

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