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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9-11 Memorial--Jersey City, New Jersey

This is a memorial to the victims of the World Trade Center attack. It is located on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River in Jersey City. The Manhattan skyline is in the background and it looks out on exactly where the WTC once stood. The memorial was created by an actual beam from the WTC and has been adorned with various mementos, angels, American flags, etc. Ironically, this memorial is just a short drive from Liberty State Park where you catch the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty. It has always seemed stunning to me that tourists were on Liberty Island, visiting the Statue when 9-11 happened--and from that great monument to liberty, they watched America being attacked.

2 comments:

Frank Kautz said...

While I like the shot, I am sad for what it represents. 11 years and it is still like it is yesterday.

Frank

Jeff Wignall said...

You're right Frank, it's still hard to even recall that day. I videotaped live news coverage for several days and have about 10 vhs tapes full of that coverage, but I've yet to go back and watch them. jeff