Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Faces of Us

As I watched the memorials and tributes I was reminded that we are them and they are us. No matter what color your were, or religion or political view, or how far away the Twin Towers were, or the Pentagon or that field in Shanksville, Pa.. that day we were one Nation united together. We must never forget. God bless America.

A woman writes a message on the wall of remembrance memorial near the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 10.

A family member of one of the victims of the crash of United Flight 93 walks along a part of the Flight 93 National Memorial following its dedication. The names of the 40 victims of the crash are inscribed on the marble panels.

Visitors embrace in front of the Wall of Names near the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., on Sunday.

Cho Sok Wells, accompanied by his wife Cathy, kisses their 10-month-old son Cristian while visiting his sister's memorial bench after the 10th anniversary 9/11 ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sunday.

Workers take off their hard hats off during the playing of the National Anthem after unfurling a flag on One World Trade Center overlooking the national Sept. 11 memorial on Sept. 10.

A tribute to Sept. 11 is seen at Bryant Park on Sept. 10 in New York. There are 2,753 empty chairs -- one for each life lost in New York during the the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

AA  visitor takes pictures of flags erected at Battery Park in Manhattan, on Sept. 10 as a part of a project called "One Flag One Life" to marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Members of Clerkenwell Fire Station's Green Watch observe a minute of silence in London, England, on Sunday, remembering their fellow firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 11: Peace activists release white doves during a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks on September 11, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Commemorations took place throughout Europe to mark the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and other airplane hijackings that day that claimed the lives of over 3,000 people. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

High school students pose for a photo by a damaged replica of the Statue of Liberty in Ishinomaki, Japan, Sunday. As the world commemorated the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, Sunday was doubly significant for Japan. It marked six months since the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

New York City police and firefighters and Port Authority police officers salute during the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Sept. 11 memorial, during the 10th anniversary ceremonies at the site on Sunday.

President Barack Obama, right; first lady Michelle Obama; former President George W. Bush; and former first lady Laura Bush look out at the North Pool of the 9/11 memorial.

Capt. Erik Schutz, 26, of Medina, Minn., right, and Capt. Matt Schachman, 28, of Wilmette, Ill., raise a new American flag to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as Capt. Ron Hopkins, 27, left, of Honolulu, Hawaii, looks on Sept. 11, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

A young man holds his head as he sits in front of a memorial for FDNY firefighters from Ladder Company 20 who died at the World Trade Center on 9/1. New York City firefighters are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and honoring the 343 firefighters who died in the line of duty.


  1. Yours was a beautiful tribute. The tragedy took place on American soil, but it was the whole world who felt the terror. No matter which country you are from, you can remember where you were, what images you watched, what horror you felt that morning. As a teacher in Canada, I still write the anniversary year in my lesson plans on 9/11.
    May we never forget.....

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  3. I know I'm about a month late here, but your tribute to September 11th is absolutely beautiful. The chairs in Bryant Park is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing these photographs.


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