“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance”. – 9/11 Memorial
Descending down into the depths of humanity lies the unexplainable. Within the two footprints of the North and South Towers, cries almost three thousand tears of the innocent lives lost from a horrendous act against our freedom.
September 11th is a day that most Americans will never be able to erase from our minds and our souls. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City has been established as a way for us to never forget this tragic, horrifying day and for future generations to remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered by terrorists in perhaps one of the most horrific ways imaginable.
I must admit it has taken me a long time to gather my thoughts, emotions and words to be able to describe what it was like to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. It was perhaps one of the most moving experiences I’ve ever had at a museum. I’ve seen the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and also a concentration camp in Europe. Both were equally disturbing and haunted me for days. Yet for some reason visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum has left me speechless.
I believe that our generation will always be haunted by 9/11. Unlike the past and current atrocities throughout the world, 9/11 happened right here in America and the horrific events of that day were unraveled on TV right before our eyes. It was so real. So frightening. So horrific. That I will never ever forget.
Seeing the remains of the North and South Tower and viewing the amazing 9/11 Museum underneath the memorial within the old foundation of the towers was intense, emotional and powerful. It is a place that everyone should see.
The Freedom Tower rises high to show we will never stop fighting for our freedom. We will be strong. We will not forget. Nor will we ever give in to terrorism.
We will never forget.
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