How quickly time goes by. It doesn't seem like 10 years ago that I rang my Mother-in-Law after watching the news. Mr D has family in the US & his cousin works for United Airlines.
I remember breathing out on hearing she wasn’t on any flights that day.
2 years ago on our visit to NYC Mr D & our friends went to Ground Zero. We found St Pauls.
Built in 1766, St. Paul's is New York City's oldest continuously used public building.
Saint Paul's is directly across the street from the former World Trade Center site. Amazingly, the church did not sustain even a broken window when the seven enormous buildings collapsed on September 11, 2001. A huge sycamore tree which stood in the graveyard bore the brunt of the debris which rained down from the fallen buildings, protecting St Pauls.
For eight months after the World Trade Center disaster, hundreds of volunteers at Saint Paul's worked 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, tending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the rescue, construction and security workers on the site. From around the world, thousands of well-wishers sent cards and banners to Saint Paul's to express their condolences to the families of the victims, their appreciation of the Ground Zero workers and their support for the people of New York City.
The picture above is the only one we took at St Pauls that day, although we did take many more of the Ground Zero site.
Being inside the church amongst the many memorials to the fallen & the rescuers, taking photo’s just didn’t seem ok to me.
Take a moment and go Here to read more about the wonderful role played by St Paul’s in the months that followed Sept 11th.
For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.