The National September 11 Memorial & Museum….and..Me

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in New York City are inviting the public to sign steel beams that will be used in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is opening the event on Wednesday at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

Participants also are invited to write “notes of hope” to be preserved in the museum.
Public invited to sign NY 9/11 memorial beams

The signings are being held on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The project was taken to 25 states last year. Tens of thousands of people signed the beams and shared their reflections on 9/11 in “notes of hope.”

Add your name to steel beams that will be used in the construction of the Memorial & Museum. Steel beams traveled around the country through 25 states last year, gathering tens of thousands of signatures as part of the September 11 Tribute Exhibition. You will also have an opportunity to share your thoughts and reflections about 9/11 through “Notes of Hope.” These messages will be preserved in the Memorial Museum archives.

See: The National 911 Memorial

As you know sweet friends, I usually work at the Sept 11 Memorial and my view of the sorrow is from the inside looking out.
This year, I had a glimpse of what most see…from the outside in.

I felt the wounds intensely and realized even more so..how privileged I am and have been to be able to be a part of the Recovery of our dear Nation.

We spent the day at Ground Zero, but this year we also were among thousands in Battery Park to sign the special white steel beams with messages of hope and Faith.

Rituals and cermemonies of grief marked the seventh anniversary of Sept.11. Thousands paid tribute and children mourned parents they can barely remember.
Children I met 7 years ago.

We fell silent at 8:46, 9:03, 9:59 and 10:29 a.m. Do we dare forget the exact times when the Izlamic Jeehad had two hijacked jets slam into the World Trade Center and when the Twin Towers fell.

A giant crane, with an American flag hanging from a hook overlooks the anniversary ceremony from Ground Zero, reminding me why we persevere.

Saw The Emerald Society up close and personal. Love them:

People leaving signs of life at Ground Zero.
No, the terrorists have not won.

Made our way to Battery Park to sign the beams and salvage a glimpse of Lady Liberty:

Can you make out the Statue of Liberty behind your faithful servant?

Battery Park:

The Sacred Beams:

Ended the day with smiles and big hugs from our favorite guys:
Semper Fi!

My favorite shot that I took:

We will find beauty always, sweet friends.

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69 Responses to “The National September 11 Memorial & Museum….and..Me”

  1. Angie says:

    You are a true patriot Angel!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    God Bless you, New York and our great Country! No we will not forget!
    They have not and will not win!

  2. elvis the original terminator says:

    I wish i was there yesterday. Nice writing and thoughts.
    It’s nice to see more real women like yourself standing for what’s RIGHT!
    Love,
    Elvis
    p.s.
    William sends his love too!

  3. Katie says:

    The terrorist have not won. They destroyed a couple of buildings, took almost 3000 lives, but didn’t destroy us. We will win this war. For all they can do is destroy our buildings and lives, not destroy our freedoms.

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  5. In_spired says:

    You know what, Angel? I *really might* have seen you on T.V. The picture of the fountain with all the flowers in it (I think it’s a fountain…it’s a round “something”)…were you ever sitting on the edge of it? I remember seeing a young woman sitting there that could have been you!!

    Thank you for sharing your special day…OUR special day…with us. This is one of the days that will forever be embedded in our minds.

    Blessings…

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  7. no.apology says:

    Man, I wish I could have been there with you. Looking back over my years living in Manhattan, I can truly say that New York City is a classy city, probably THE classiest city in the world. Thanks for sharing, Angel.

  8. Rosemary's Thoughts says:

    September 11, 2008…

    Where were you? Do you remember this day? Do you feel safer, or do you realize this is a dangerous world after all? Do you even care? Here are some articles along with videos of that horrid day. There shall be no politics today…

  9. Kevin says:

    Thanks for representing all of us who support freedom but could not be there with you to express it, Angel. We are very grateful that you go there every year to remember those poor souls.

  10. Joe Gringo says:

    Inspiring there Angel! Nice work, you do a hell of a job.

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  13. Liz says:

    Wish I could have been with you there hun. Thank you for sharing this hun! (layla)

  14. Mustang says:

    So well done, thou good and faithful servant.

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  17. Z says:

    “WTC SITE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”

    How ironic is THAT?

    Thanks, Angel…good to see what you saw………..I looked at your blog underneath but found it too painful……especially having dined at the Windows on the World, that high up.
    What a day………….how lucky you are to have signed the beam. And appropriate,you are SUCH a patriot. God bless you and God bless NYC.

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  21. MK says:

    Thanks for sharing that with us Angel.

  22. Robert says:

    This is a very moving tribute Angel. I have never wanted to be in NYC, but now I do so I could sign the beams. This is a worthy effort, and I urge eveyone who can do it, go and see this. Our nation is too great to forget anything that happened on that day. I had a commentor on my blog whose ideas of this is that we have been babys long enough and should stop crying over our losses that day. Apparently, he is one of these people who are here who do not deserve to be in this great nation. We have to stay vigilant and ready to fight for this country, come the day that we will have too. And one of the things we HAVE to do is keep OBAMA out of the White house. Thanks for the post Angel. This was great. God Bless America. And God Bless our troops.

    -Robert-

  23. Liz says:

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend! [layla]

  24. Veritas says:

    You are so right Angel,

    The terrorists have NOT won…and they never will!

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  28. Aurora says:

    Great tribute, Angel. There’s no place on earth you could get a feeling for 9/11 than right there in New York obviously. We’re there with you in spirit. And no, we’ll never forget.

  29. Jason says:

    My heart was there with you, Angel. I haven’t been back to NYC since 1993. I imagine it’s quite a different atmosphere. Thanks for the pictures and for the work you do there.

  30. JMK says:

    Awesome images Angel.

    I like your patriotic outfit…..looks great!

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  37. Always On Watch says:

    Angel,
    Thank you for taking time to post this photo essay. It’s stunning and moving.

    How I wish that I could have been there with you!

    PS: You were decked out in the most patriotic outfit I’ve ever seen! Very nice.

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  47. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Great job! Thanks for all you do to keep everyone awake and aware, Angel. The message of remembrance, what it meant for them to attack like this, and all that we lost… is just too important to let lapse to a footnote. God bless every single one of their stolen souls.

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  64. The Rickster says:

    Your tribute to the victims of 911 is heart rending. You are truly a patriot and someone who realizes the great blessings of being an American. I salute you and honor you. I only hope socialism is not in our future.

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