September 11th Memorial

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Since moving to the city, I've been able to talk to people about their personal experiences with September 11th. They all mention an eery silence. A smell. A grayness that blanketed the city. The loss.

I discovered the Staten Island September 11 Memorial when I first moved here. It's titled "Postcards". The large white envelopes framing the city skyline always have an impact on me. The silence does too.


  1. That is amazing. I am adding it to my list to see the next time I get to the city! My daughter was having a really hard time last night..she said the city felt so heavy!

  2. This is beautiful! I actually stayed in Staten Island a couple months before the attacks. The view of the skyline is wonderful from there.

  3. it's a beautiful memorial. i went there a few years back and it was a very beautiful testament to the horrific loss. thank you for sharing. x

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  5. This post just sent the creepy crawlies down my back. I would love to visit this memorial.

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  6. I just took some friends visiting the city on the Staten Island Ferry. Wish I would have known about the memorial. Thank you for sharing.

  7. What a gorgeous memorial! I still can't believe it was 10 years ago.


  8. I saw the memorial at Ground Zero for the first time yesterday morn at 5:30 am for the live telecast of the 10 yr. anniversary. They said it was the biggest man-made waterfall in the USA. People were doing rubbings on the names like we've seen some church members do with tombstones for genealogy. Our church service was beautiful on "freedom" & remembrances of that day. Richard & I walked across the GGBridge carry flags we carried for the Bridge's 50 anniversary in a meditative walk in remembrance of all who suffered that day & continue to do so.

  9. I just took some friends visiting the city on the Staten Island Ferry


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