In Rememberance. Sep 11 Memorial Photos.

in Editor's Corner

The decision to write about the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was difficult. My thoughts were constantly shifting, and I was debating the pros and cons of it all. I also debated several angles – should I address 9/11 from a business standpoint? Should I write a “Where were you when…” type post? How could I make this work for bizchickblogs?

In the end, it doesn’t work, just like all of what happened that day. 9/11 will always, for me, be that empty space in a 1000 piece puzzle, where none of the other pieces will fit. Still, I am choosing to publish something – it may not all come together for everyone reading, but I feel compelled to write. For me, choosing to write about 9/11 is about honor, upholding dignity, and etching the memory of the fallen into this day.

I personally choose not to forget what happened and the turning point that occurred on 9/11 for thousands and thousands of people.

In celebration of heroes and memory of lives cut short. I will never forget and never cease to remind others.

Pictures Taken at Ground Zero, 2005

These are just a handful of pictures I took while visiting Ground Zero on a trip to New York years ago. To me, it’s bizarre to write “years ago” because time, relative to the events that occurred on 9/11, seems to go at a snail’s pace. I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday.

Anyway, here are the snapshots. They’re the only pictures I personally took; I wish that I had more to share. It was very difficult to take photographs because I wanted to soak in everything, and doing so meant putting down the camera.

If you get a chance to go to NYC, be sure to go by Ground Zero and capture the progress of the memorial. At the time these photos were taken, bones from bodies were still being found. It was crowded with people yet the atmosphere was still very somber.

future world trade center

heroes of september 11

september 11 timeline

ground zero

crowds at ground zero

painted tiles to lost dads at ground zero

"Nevermind the terrorists. God Bless America" tile

Unwavering Spirit Exhibit Sign

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Tia Peterson September 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

@MariaMuir Thanks for your comment, Maria. I’m sure it was tough deciding who would get in today.

MariaMuir September 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Today is to remember those who perished regardless of who is responsible. It is very sad to learn that the fire fighters and policemen are not invited to the service today, after what they lost and gone through that day they should have been at the top of the list along with survivors and their families and victims families.

Your pictures are very poignant, thank you for sharing Tia.

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