Saturday, September 11, 2010

911 Remembrance - 9 Years Ago!

FLYThe American FlagTODAY!!
"Stormin' NYC"
(The World Trade Towers - 1989)
New York City, NY
"United We Stand"
(Fragment from The World Trade Towers - 2010)
911 Memorial Park - Newtown, PA 

THE SCOOP: The Garden of Reflection 911 Memorial in Bucks County is something to see (and to remember)!!  The American flag was flown over ALL three crash sites from theat fateful day, and raised in tribute to the fallen.  The hulking piece of metal seen in the background of "United We Stand" (an image that is part of's NEW "PAWtriotic" card line) is an actual steel beam from The World Trade Towers.  There are propeller pieces from the airplane that went down at Shanksville, PA, and engraved names of all of the heroes from flight 93, as well as, all of the names of everyone killed in the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon on that horrific day!!
LIFE SNIPPET: I know most everyone in this country, let alone the world, remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news reported the attacks!!  It was such a surreal time.  I myself had just delivered my boy/girl twins at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut.  They came early (August 26th and Aug. 27th) and the hospital required them to stay in the NICU (Neo-natal Intensice Care Unit) until thay reached 35 weeks old (gestationally speaking).  So I would visit, rock, hold, take pictures (of course) and hang-out with them in the Stamford NICU everyday.    Following the attacks of 9-11, there was a fury of activity at the hospital.  The windows of the NICU overlooked the main parking lot, which started to be turned into a heli-pad to shuttle survivors to the hospital.

I held my newly born twins and prayed for survivors from the debris.  As the days wore on, my hope and the Nation's dwindled.  It was replaced by a 2,973 body count of victims. 
Honor the Fallen - Raise an American Flag TODAY!!

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