9/11 Memorial, New York City

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.

9/11 Memorial

New World Trade Center

A very moving moment for me. The thought of an unborn child pershing.