The National 9/11 Memorial in New York at Ground Zero is the single most moving thing I have experienced in my life.
15 years ago, the world changed and it will never ever be the same. Some say for better, most say for the worst but however you look at it, it has shaped the way for the future.
Almost 3,000 innocent people died that day in both New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Families torn apart by the acts of others.
Using the space that the Twin Towers occupied, the 9/11 memorial has been carefully and tastefully turned in to not only a moratorium in the city that never sleeps but a centre for education and rememberance.
I have chosen not to post any photos from the inside of the memorial except for the beautiful Virgil quote that touched me so profoundly. I even debated scheduling this post full stop but you have to see the good in the bad, and the memorial is a wonderful thing.
The inside of the memorial is solemn and unsettling but so very tastefully documenting the events leading up to that life changing event. I found it quite harrowing to see parts of the exhibit but I am so glad we have seen it.
There was grown men and women crying and shedding a tear in solidarity from every nationality you could imagine, regardless of whether they knew anybody that sadly died.
A deeply moving and beautiful tribute to a great loss of life. Don’t think of this as a tourist attraction, think of it as a modern education.