Sept 11, 2001-Etched in Memory

 

Sept. 11, 2001- Etched in Memory

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At exactly 8:46 am EST, it will be 17 years since the tragic events of 9/11. I ask that today be a Day of Reflection not just of September 11, 2011 and the many lives lost; but a reflection of how our World as knew it then, has changed into a World of so many lives lost since then fighting for our Freedom.

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Let us never forget the over 3,000 lives lost that day.  Eventually since that time we have lost more lives, those who so dedicatedly rushed to the Trade Center as the more than 1,000 First Responder’s, many of whom have since lost their own lives.

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Last Fall, I visited the World Trade Center as it today. With the “Freedom Tower”, what made the most impression on me was the “Reflection Pools” surrounded by the names of each person lost that day, as well as the over 700 bones they have yet to identify.

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For more Reflections on this “Day of Remembrance” as I listen to the tolling bells for each person lost.  Attached is a link to my previous article (written last year on Sept 11, 2016).   

https://pjkbaker.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/reflection-a-day-to-remember/

 

 

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About Pamela Baker

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in various crafts. After crocheting for many years, recently I started designing OOAK jewelry pieces, always learning new techniques as I continued. I also have always loved to write, so I look forward to being a part of this Blog as one it's contributors. As a lifelong resident of NY, I am busy with my two shops on Etsy: MagdaleneJewels (OOAK designed jewelry items: Necklace,Bracelets, Earrings,rings): also, MagdaleneKnits (Crocheted & Knitted items for Newborns to Adults) I can also be found on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Word Press, YouTube. My Blogs are: http://pamelabaker.wordpress.com I also intend to bring tutorials to help you develop your Shops more effectively to increase your Views and Sales on the various mediums you may be selling your work on. I am always a convo or email away if you have any specific questions I can help you with.
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5 Responses to Sept 11, 2001-Etched in Memory

  1. I still cry when this day rolls around – where I was and the people I was with as we watched events unfolding, especially as the towers fell, will be forever etched into my memory. We lived near Washington DC at the time so quite a few of of the high students I worked with had parents who worked in the Pentagon. We didn’t know, in some cases, for hours if they were alive or dead (all alive, thank heavens). One of these days, I will get up to visit the World Trade Center memorial – it seems such a beautiful and sacred place. Beautiful post, Pam.

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    • Pamela Baker says:

      As you, I still get chills and tears in my eyes when each year they read every name of those lost (in fact, they just named a person I knew). Working as a Financial Assistant as the time, many Brokerages where in the those buildings. There are so many personal stories, one of a friend buried under the rumble – even when she emerged, she thought she was dead. So many personal thoughts, as you have also, will never leave our hearts and minds. Thank you for sharing for own personal experiences!

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  2. Pretty Gonzo says:

    Thanks for this beautiful post, Pam. I didn’t know anyone personally who was killed, but friends of mine did. For me, I remember seeing my John get assigned to Manhattan by a national news network, and have to head TO Manhattan (and figure out with his crew how to get in). He was there for days, and I was worried sick. (Wrote you a letter about it last night, which I’ve got to type into an email – yes, one of those!) It must’ve been grueling to go back to work for you. Someday I have to get to the memorial. Thanks for sharing your experience. Now, I’m sharing to Twitter! xo

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  3. jeweleddesigns says:

    I remember this from last year. So powerful. Last night on the news they interviewed the woman who places the single white roses. They are placed by the name of the person who died on their birthday. Yesterday she had 11 people with birthdays on Sept 11. She carried a list of all the names. Very moving. A time when we were all “together”….Thank you for posting. We all remember…….

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  4. Pamela Baker says:

    Thanks for sharing about the “White Roses”. How so very interesting and kind. It is amazing how 9/11 has affected so many, not just in the US, but around the World also.

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