POSTCARDS 9-11 2012
This is the "POSTCARDS" Memorial on Staten Island NY (part of NYC). This memorial is in honor of those who lost theirs lives on 9/11/01. On the inner walls are the names and profiles of each victim of 9/11 who lived on Staten Island. The memorial is surrounded by American Flags, and straight through the center you can see the "Towers of Light" which symbolizes where the World Trade Center once stood. The "Towers of Light" illuminate every 9/11 and fade into the sunrise of 9/12 .
Years after the attack, as people become complacent and memories become faded, a person asked "What does "never forget" mean?" At first I was taken back by this question, but then I thought maybe the question was sincere and the writer really wanted to "know" what it meant. While I do not speak for anyone but myself, I am sure those who were affected by 9/11 will understand what I say. "NEVER FORGET" means NEVER allowing us as a nation to ever let our guard down again.....NEVER to forget all the innocent lives that were lost on 9/11/01 (in New York City, in Washington D.C. and in Pennsylvania) when 4 planes were hijacked and turned into weapons against us......NEVER to take for granted the freedom that we have......NEVER to forget everyone (uniformed and civilian) who responded to help after the attacks............NEVER to forget all of the rescue workers who died trying to save others, who ran into the buildings with the knowledge that not all of them would ever return to their families........NEVER to forget all those who are now sick after spending months trying to recover bodies from the debris........ I hope these words (and photos and people taking the time to comment) will help to keep the memory of September 11th alive, so that we never have to repeat that horrific day ever again. And that is what is meant when we say....."NEVER FORGET". (and yes, I speak from first hand experience of that day and the months that followed.)