Remembering 9/11 – A Tribute in Images

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Written in 2011, A decade Later.

Remembering 9/11. September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 photo – Dan04

The sadness of 9/11 persists. Today morning watching the names being called on television, I remembered the sheer helplessness of that day, the surreal quality of the world. Today too I go to New Jersey for a memorial for the beloved son of dear friends whose life changed forever on this day. I share with you an earlier piece about 9/11 and how we must never forget.

September 11, 2001 – Ten Years Later

There is a heaviness in the heart as one moves ever closer to 9/11, a decade later. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed because the wound still seems so fresh, so raw.

Watching the non-stop coverage on television you realize that a generation has grown up in that period. Little kids of six or seven who lost a father or a mother are now teenagers. It is painful to watch them talk of their loss, of a parent they can hardly recall, yet miss so much and will probably miss for the rest of their lives.

Remebering 9/11 - September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 – Photo BrianBoyd

The World Trade Center Attacks

Here images taken by ordinary people of the glimpse, the flash they got of the falling twin towers, the way people survived, and the way a country and a people came together  – still grieving yet resilient in their loss.  With no need for words, these evocative images say it all…

Remembering 9/11. September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 – Photo by Lil Mike

SRemembering 9/11 - September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 – Photo by Trevino

Remembering 9/11. September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 – Photo by Agenadorf25

Remembering 9/11. September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Remembering 9/11 – Photo by Madchenkrawa

September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

A blue light where the towers once stood – Photo by Wanderingintheworld

September 11, 2001 - ten years later a nation remembers the World Trade Center Attacks

Birds fly near the towers – Photo by Loops

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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

2 Comments

  1. Thanks, Curry Bear. Each of these pictures tell a story with no need for elaboration or captions.I like the fact that they are taken by regular people who happened to be there at the moment, and were turned into witnesses, chroniclers.
    As for losing a parent, it’s hard at any age but this has to be devastating.