Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorials of 9/11/01




Across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center site rests a steel beam taken from the debris of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. A simple and powerful memorial, to be sure...

Just a few yards camera left of the above memorial sits a sculpture rescued from the debris of the twin towers.




The plaque reads:

"Makeshift Memorial by J. Seward Johnson

Rescue workers in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 tragedy got their only smile of the day when a "victim" lifted from the rubble turned out to be a bronze sculpture by artist Seward Johnson.

'Double Check' was set up amid the wreckage, becoming a makeshift memorial, as flowers and heartbreaking remembrances soon covered the piece. Deeply moved, Johnson reverently collected all the messages of love and pain, cast them in bronze, and welded them to the piece exactly as he had found them one month after the tragedy.

Copyright 2005, The Sculpture Foundation"

Happy Memorial Day!

PS--A blogging friend of mine, Ted, a U.S. veteran, has posted some photos for Memorial Day on his BLOG. Definitely worth a click...and be sure to read the comments to his main post. Ted, thank you for your service!

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Happy Memorial Day to you!

Great pics, Oti!

Jetting Through Life said...

Oti, how touching. Beautiful!

XXOO,
JTL

New York City's Watchdog said...

Powerful. Thank you.

B said...

My town has a beam from one of the Towers and when I touched it, it was an amazing feeling.

Sodapop said...

That is very beautiful. Thank you for posting those pictures.

Some Mexican Chick said...

Great tribute, oti. Thanks for doing this today.

stephanie said...

I blogged about 9-11 today. I think NY'ers will always associate Memorial Day with that horrific day.

Beautiful pictures.

The Blogging Boss said...

The best Memorial Day post I have seen yet. This is very moving. I watched the towers go up when I was a kid, visited them often, knew people who worked there, watched them fall from my office 800 miles away on September 11.

It is still unbelievable to me. I am returning for the first time since 9/11 this summer.

Thanks for sharing. -Eric

yellowdog granny said...

breaks my heart...

David Kim said...

Nice appropriate Memorial Day photos and posts. I think you did a great job photoblogging about it.

Thanks for the contest that you had last week.

Oliviah said...

How touching! I'm glad to have seen your blog.

dom said...

That's a nice story and a fitting memorial.