Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11 Remembered

We walked down to the 9/11 Memorial this evening. It's been closed for Covid, so we were a bit surprised to see it was open today.

On our way down to the Memorial we reflected on 9/11 as a change-agent. Were we safer? Had we learned important lessons? In our zeal, had we overreached, trading freedom for perceived security? Once at the memorial, we were brought back to the simple truth: real people had had their lives cut short on this day. It is truly a moving memorial, made all the more so with the flag draped Pentagon in the background.

On the way back home we noticed a crowd at the Air Force Memorial and tried to figure out what they were waiting for. Then we remembered that they've been shining a spot light in the sky the last few nights and people must have been waiting to see it. Sure enough at 8:00pm sharp, the Tower of Light was lit and we all went to work snapping pics of the impressive beam emanating from the Pentagon.

(All photos are by Shira)

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