It is a muggy cloudy day with intermittent rain from the remnants of tropical storm Gabrielle. Today is Tuesday, September 11, 2007, six years after 19 men took control of four planes, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the fourth, a failed crash in a field in Pennsylvania. It was a very sad day in the history of the world, as nearly 3000 people of many nationalities, though mostly American, died.
I was not in New York City six years ago (I was actually driving through Saskatchewan from Alaska to Massachusetts on that day), but I work close to Ground Zero these days and walk by the site frequently. I took a few pictures on my phone and share them here.
It is very sad to see that hole instead of the World Trade Center. Before 9/11 I had actually looked forward to one day seeing those two towers, such iconic architecture they were. I can only hope the city works things out soon to fill that hole back up with something, to show the world that we pick up and move on, not cowering to terrorism.
I pray for those who lost loved ones and hope that God will heal their pains.