Sunday, September 11, 2011

Video Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial. Beautiful. Wonderful. Peaceful.

About the 9/11 Memorial....

Wonderful.  Wonderful.  Wonderful.  Beautiful.  Beautiful.  Beautiful.
Here is an interactive site that helps you to understand the meaning of the memorial and tells you all you need to know about the reasons for the various components.  For those of us who are not able to be there today, this is a wonderful site to view such a beautiful memorial that begins to bring peace to a site of suffering.

9/11 10 years on: The rebirth of Ground Zero - video

Jonathan Ielpi was one of 343 New York City firefighters who died at the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001. When his body was recovered, his father Lee, a retired firefighter, came to Ground Zero to carry his son out. Ten years later, Lee explains what the 9/11 memorial means to him
Here is one story.

Here are some other stories that can make you count your blessings and add the respect to those who are grieving today and have been grieving for the past 10 years.

5 Sep 2011: For the past few years, Margaret Chin has been trying to help the area and its residents around the vicinity of the World Trade Centre to recover from the devastation

  • 5 Sep 2011: Frank Lione had cancelled his NYPD shift on 11 September - but he ended up ferrying body parts from Ground Zero in the small hours

  • Marian Fontana and her son Aidan 5 Sep 2011: After Marian Fontana's firefighter husband Dave died on 9/11, her life descended into almost overwhelming chaos, but throughout it she vowed to Never Forget

  • 5 Sep 2011: 'I saw a mushroom cloud. I was thinking nukes': a civilian employee recalls the moment American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the Pentagon

  • 5 Sep 2011: Cat MacRae was 23 years old when she was killed in the September 11 attacks. Her parents and younger sister talk about how they have coped with their grief

  • Dr Paula Madrid 5 Sep 2011: Dr Paula Madrid was 25, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and newly qualified with a doctorate in clinical psychology, when the events of 9/11 kick-started her career

  • 5 Sep 2011: After losing her brother, Edie Lutnick found that caring for others helped her to heal

  • 5 Sep 2011: Richard Clarke recalls his feelings on the day of Osama Bin Laden's death and reveals his anger at the way the aftermath of 9/11 was handled

  • Linda Sarsour 5 Sep 2011: Linda Sarsour lives in Brooklyn and is from a Palestinian American family. She has become increasingly involved in community activism since the September 11 attacks

  • 5 Sep 2011: One of 3,000 boys and girls who lost a parent during 9/11, Eamon Stewart wanted nothing more than a normal childhood

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