Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never forget

These are pics Joey took while visiting his sister in NYC back in 1999 with his Minolta 35mm... he developed the pics himself too. Joey is amazing and captured the magnificence of that great city...before everything changed 10 years ago today. Its sad to see the picture where the twin towers once stood tall. And the pictures of the firefighter uniforms..who knows how many of the men that these jackets belong to lost their lives on September 11. I believe Joey was inspired to take these pictures just about a year and a half before that fateful day. They are incredible and inspiring pictures- the type of pictures that actually can bring tears to your eyes. Something about the firefighter picture really moves me. Each glowing jacket belongs/belonged to someone, someones husband, daddy, brother, son, uncle...and to imagine that 3497 people died that day(inconceivable to me still), many of which were these firefighters and policeman, just breaks my heart every time I think about it. I don't like to think about it, but we need to think about it. And remember. Always. It was a horrific day in the history of our country. But it was a day when so many people united across the world, united in love, faith and courage. I'm so grateful to be an American. I'm so grateful for those that serve our country. For those who help protect it. Especially for those who have given their lives for us. There is no greater land. We are truly the land of the free and home of the brave, thanks to those who have died for us and those who sacrifice everything they have to serve. I am truly grateful.

We haven't forgotten 9/11. We will never forget.

Click here to an inspiring five minute video featuring Tom Brokaw and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.


Cynthia said...

Like. Thank you again for posting these great pictures Joey is most definitely talented and he has a natural ability to capture the moment. I'm so proud of his pictures all of them he is a great photographer. Many of these pictures will never be again. If I remember right since 9-11 your not really allowed to take pictures or they frown on it or something like that I could be wrong but since the terrorists many lives have most definitely changed. I'm grateful for a son who has such a talent to capture a moment in time that is now a part of history. Thanks again and your post is absolutely right up there couldn't say it any better.

Grammy Staffy said...

Joey's pictures are amazing and touching. Thank you for this post. I remember too.... and I won't forget. Hugs, Lura

Emily said...

That was a really neat post. The pictures are so special and great photography. We will never forget.