In Remembrance…

I couldn’t let today go by without paying tribute to the heroes of September 11, 2001.

A couple of summers ago, I had the chance to go to New York with some friends. The 9/11 Memorial was in the process of being built, but we did get to go on a tour and see the construction and hear stories.

The second we got out of the subway in the district you could feel a change. The whole place FELT so solemn, sad and tragic. It was a humbling place to be. As a 12 year old in Utah at the time, the attacks scared me but I didn’t have a personal connection. Going there made me feel closer to those who were there that day and made me that much more proud to be an American.

Here are a couple of pictures from my visit there. There’s the new Freedom building, a piece of one of the towers and a dedication to the firemen who lost their lives that day.

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I’m so grateful to live in this amazing country and for those men and women who help to keep it the “land of the free”.

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