I have been traveling and am now beginning to catch up with my photos. There have been big gaps in my posts but I am now flooding the cyberspace with these updates.
I knew I had to go to the 9/11 memorial when I was in New York but was uncertain as to what to expect. I was living outside of the US when 9/11 occurred so my experience was different then most Americans. On 9-12 I was walking in a Muslim neighborhood and people walked up to me and asked if I was an American. With a bit of fear I replied that I was an American. I was then immediately embraced and was told, "I am so sorry for what has happened in your country." This happen over and over again. I don't think I ever received so many hugs in a single day in my life. It was an unforgettable time in my life.
The 9/11 Memorial is an incredible memorial. I found seeing the names of all the people who died extremely moving. I know these pictures do not capture the emotional experience of being at the memorial but I hope they represent the memorial in a meaningful way for you if you do not have the opportunity to visit the memorial yourself.