Sunday, September 11, 2005

Before The World Changed

I took this picture when I was about 16 years old. I never imagined I'd outlast them. Neither they, nor the people murdered within, will ever be forgotten.

14 Comments:

At 5:42 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Thank you for this beautiful picture! I never visited the WTC at night.

I'll be at the Pentagon today--for the Mustang Club cruise and commemorative service.

 
At 5:45 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Hey, right now a children's choir is singing our National Anthem at Ground Zero. Those beautiful and innocent voices.

God bless America!

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Thanks for sharing that haunting photo, Esther.

We must make certain that those people are never forgotten, and speaking for myself, I will never forgive.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Patrickafir,
Forgiveness is only appropriate when the perpetrators of such an atrocity show remorse. They don't in this case. Did you hear about today's new threat?

The innocents who died on 9/11 are still crying out for justice! And there's no justice as long as Islamofascism exists.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger BonnieBlueFlag said...

Oh Esther, that is a beautiful picture of the twin towers on any day, let alone today when they are no longer there.

Thanks for sharing it with us, and helping us to remember those souls who paid such a high price that day, for just living their lives as they normally did everyday.

There but for the grace of God go I . . .

By the way, thanks for stopping by this morning, and getting me motivated to go on with the story I was telling. It was hard to write, or concentrate, on anything other than Katrina for so many days.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Esther said...

AOW, you're very welcome. It was so beautiful. Hope things went well at the Mustang club event! Right on -- God Bless America indeed.

Patrick... glad you liked the picture. You bring up an excellent point about forgiveness. I don't think I can either. AOW makes a great point.

Thanks Bonnie! And you're very welcome. I'm glad I could be of service. :)

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I posted part of this as a comment at my own site, but I wanted to let everyone here know about today:

Our local Mustang Club had a large turnout for the cruise today; all of us had flags of some sort--magnetic, decals, actual flags. One fellow fastened a huge flag to a 2x4, and his flag flew high above his convertible, all the way from Dulles to the Pentagon. Quite a sight! And we made quite a sound too, with all the loud, hotrod exhaust systems. We looked like and sounded like a military group. Some in the club lost friends on 9/11, and they spoke at the service we had, under the cerulean blue sky.

In fact, there were lots of tributes at the Pentagon besides the walk. You should've seen all the Harleys, with flags flying. As we entered the parking lot with all the Mustangs, the Harleys were coming out. Walkers in the area gave us cheers and thumbs up. Patriotism lives here, and today was a day for showing it.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mark said...

What a great way to remember the WTC. I haven't had much to say about today. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

 
At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Bozwell said...

A wonderful picture to have taken, Esther. You are right when you say that the people whose lives were lost and the towers themselves will never be forgotten.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

That's a great picture.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger drummaster2001 said...

esther:

i love this great picture. there is something chilling about the towers in the picture that is a little eerie.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Mark said...

DM - I thought so too. I think it has something to do with the low cloud cover surrounding the towers in the photo. Looks like smoke.

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger drummaster2001 said...

that cloud, and the way the lights of the Towers seem to be in a blur as opposed to the rest of the pic. also, the twilight makes it a little more surrea;, the sky is not quite black, but its dark enough.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Esther said...

AOW, thanks so much for sharing that!

Thanks guys. :) I treasure the photo, especially now.

 

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