At the 9/11 Memorial

Come kids, I want to show you where your grandfather’s name is…
History • Views: 33,947

This isn’t the first time I’ve been inside the WTC since the 9/11 attacks, particularly since I’ve been taking PATH since shortly after service was restored in November 2003. But it is the first time I’ve seen the completed 9/11 Memorial in person.

The fencing surrounding the memorial was taken down over the weekend and you no longer need to get a timed pass to enter the memorial (the 9/11 Museum is a separate issue, with a $24 admission fee imposed).

So, here are a few pictures taken earlier today of the memorial.

External Image
Looking across the South Tower Reflecting Pool.

External Image
Looking North at the South Tower Reflecting Pool

External Image
Stephen Siller, whose name is memorialized in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run to raise funds for responders.

External Image
Looking across the North reflecting pool.

External Image
The names of those killed in the 1993 WTC bombing memorialized on the North Tower reflecting pool closest to where the new 1WTC stands.

External Image
Rev. Mychal F. Judge, who was honored with being declared Victim number 1 by the Medical Examiner’s office.

External Image

Looking up at 1WTC from the corner of Liberty and Greenwich.

My observations of the memorial? The enormity of the attacks is hammered home by row after row of names, of those responding to the towers and to the thousands caught inside the towers or the planes that struck them. If you focus on the sound of the waterfalls, it is a serene oasis in the heart of a busy and bustling rebirth of Lower Manhattan.

But the most moving part is what you can occasionally overhear.

“Come kids, I want to show you where your grandfather’s name is…”

Considering that so many people have never been able to bury remains of their loved ones - more than a thousand people have never been identified from the remains that have been gathered at the site, these names are a silent tribute and memorial.

Cross posted at A Blog for All

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Energized White Supremacists Cheer Trump Convention Message And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee from inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party's ...
Thanos
10 hours, 53 minutes ago
Views: 130 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Enterprise Pitch for Cisco Ericsson Partnership After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership ...
Thanos
12 hours, 5 minutes ago
Views: 103 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WONDER WOMAN Comic-Con Trailer Her Fight Is Ours. WATCH the official Comic-Con trailer for #WonderWoman, starring Gal Gadot!--Gal Gadot stars in WONDER WOMAN - in theaters June 2, 2017.Follow #WonderWoman on social media:Facebook: facebook.comTwitter: twitter.comInstagram: instagram.com--WONDER WOMANFrom Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment ...
Thanos
17 hours, 5 minutes ago
Views: 137 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Dem Suggests Race Factored Into Obama Senate Endorsement Democrats should not be making assumptions about identity politics, this year or any other year. But Sanchez on Friday said race may have had something to do with the endorsement. "I think they have, what he said they have, ...
Thanos
18 hours, 23 minutes ago
Views: 178 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hillary Clinton: We Don’t Need Candidates Who ‘Talk Trash About America’ AMPA, Fla. — Hillary Clinton made no mention of her potential running mate during a rally here Friday evening, instead delivering a fiery rebuttal to Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. "The last thing we need ...
Thanos
19 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 119 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Family Tree: Bill, Chelsea and More Relatives We all know Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton. But what about the extended Rodham and Clinton families? Both Clintons have family members who haven’t been talked about much recently, and the family is expanding, with a second grandchild born ...
Thanos
20 hours, 3 minutes ago
Views: 212 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Blast at Kabul Demonstration Kills 81, Injures 286 KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 81 people were killed and 286 wounded Saturday in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State group that targeted a demonstration by members of the Hazara minority, officials and witnesses said. The marchers ...
Thanos
20 hours, 8 minutes ago
Views: 233 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
No Compassion: Far-Right Catholic Group Gloats Over Defeat of Bill to Help Victims of Clerical Abuse A few days ago, I receive the July-August issue of Catalyst, the newsletter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. If you’re not familiar with the Catholic League, it’s a right-wing outfit that exists mainly to scream ...
Thanos
21 hours, 56 minutes ago
Views: 375 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 53 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 3
Comments: 0
: 4
Energy Company That Heats and Cools Downtown Kansas City Is Going Green A rooftop restaurant on a downtown office building. A quick-melting ice rink in Sprint Center. A vanishing coal pile at the Missouri riverfront. They have nothing in common — unless you know about the network of heating and cooling ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 135 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Soon, the Curiosity Rover Will Rule Mars With Its Automatic Lasers Don’t ever say you can’t teach an old rover new tricks. The Mars rover Curiosity, operated out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, received a software upgrade — similar to the ones you get on your cell phone — that ...
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 271 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 6 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1