Tuesday, September 6, 2011
In The Shadow Of Giants: In Remembrance Of 9/11
Posted by Jay at 8:56 PM
This weekend will see the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. With this in mind, allow me to post my own short tribute to this occasion.
The above photograph was taken in 1988 by photographer Nathan Benn for National Geographic magazine which was doing a focus on Skyscrapers of the time. The cropped image shows the silhouette of the famous twin towers of the World Trade Center against the cramped neighborhoods of lower Manhattan. Just as the towers' shadows reach out towards the farthest buildings, so too has the legacy of the September 11 attacks resonated across the United States and the rest of the world, forever shaping the 21st Century as the post-9/11 world.
This short post is dedicated to the memory of those who died at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2011, and to salute the firefighters and countless others who helped with the rescue and recovery on that day and the succeeding days. May their lives be always remembered and celebrated.