Recently I visited the newly opened 911 Memorial in New York City. The only way to describe the experience is to say WOW, UNBELIEVABLE, and AWE-INSPIRING. Simply put, the memorial is a work of art that is breathtaking, dignified, and reverent. The facility is a fitting tribute to the memories of the people who lost their lives September 11, 2001 when a group of religious fanatic cowards murdered over three-thousand people in the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D. C., and on Flight 93. Through the memorial, the lives of the innocent people and courageous first responders who tried to save them outlives the hate that cost mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends their lives that morning.
The building and the surrounding buildings that have risen and continue to rise from the ashes are architectural wonders. The rebirth at Ground Zero in New York City is a testament to the resiliency of the American people, and every American should make every effort to visit it. The most striking thing about the memorial is that it is not about hate or terror, but rather it is about courage, family, and rebirth – it is a testament to all that is good with humanity. The courage of the countless heroes who sacrificed themselves that day so that others might live will forever live in our hearts; the faces of those enshrined in the Hall of Faces will forever remind us of our humanity and that even in our darkest hours family is what really matters; and most of all, the memorial is a reminder that rebirth is a prayer away when we trust and believe in God, America, and the American people.
September 11, 2001 the godless cowardly acts of a few tried to take America’s humanity, and they may have succeeded against a lesser country. However, they underestimated America’s resolve, and from the ashes and dust, the American Phoenix has proudly once again risen. The 911 Memorial is a wonder to behold, but most of all Americans should be proud of it as another symbol that America is the greatest country on earth, and with God at our side it will continue to be for many years to come.
911 Memorial – a job well done!
God bless America!