|9/11 WTC as seen from Midtown (The Empire State Building)|
Sometimes, I am part of a Blogging community remembering the dead of this day (Project 2,996) and sometimes I post pictures and videos. This post is the latter. I'll shut up and let others say the words I cannot.
First, Mannahatta by Walt Whitman:
Immigrants arriving, fifteen or twenty thousand in a week, The carts hauling goods, the manly race of drivers of horses, the brown-faced sailors, The summer air, the bright sun shining, and the sailing clouds aloft, The winter snows, the sleigh-bells, the broken ice in the river, passing along up or down with the flood-tide or ebb-tide, The mechanics of the city, the masters, well-form'd, beautiful-faced, looking you straight in the eyes, Trottoirs throng'd, vehicles, Broadway, the women, the shops and shows, A million people--manners free and superb--open voices-- hospitality--the most courageous and friendly young men, City of hurried and sparkling waters! city of spires and masts! City nested in bays! my city!
Now, a song about New York City:
And here is the news reports on 9/11:
Here is a documentary that witnesses the first plane hit the WTC:
And here is something else to watch:
And finally, two videos that still make me tear up:
Remember this day.