We haven't forgotten 9/11. We will never forget.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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.