I know, I know…where the <beep> have I been?!
Well, I’m not going to bore you with excuses. Life got in the way!
After my husband and I’s trip to NYC this past weekend, it sparked me to share my experience. I was inspired. Particularly, our time at the 9-11 Memorial and Museum.
I was overwhelmed with emotion and stunned silent as we walked past the memorial ponds that represented the North and South Tower.
The Memorial and Museum opened around the time I PCSed out of the great city. I was preparing for a job turnover and move to the Virginia area, so I didn’t have the opportunity to go Downtown before I left. It has always been on the list of places to go for any visit back into the city. And finally, on Memorial Day, we went.
A little background, I went to college right around the corner at Pace University, so I really have been lucky to witness the transformation of the area. My family’s first visit after 9/11 was the summer of 2002 — and we’ve been back every summer, till I moved there in 2004. I recall the talk of building up on Ground Zero to finally deciding on a memorial on the somber grounds.
It was truly incredible to see everything there and can’t even express to anybody how I felt at my time there.
If you ever find yourself in New York City, it is a MUST visit. The 9/11 attacks was a date that will forever live in our hearts. When you enter the museum the sounds of “where were you” accounts were playing. People from Beijing, Jordan, Germany, England, Canada, and so on and so on. It brings you back to that moment and then, takes you through to today.
I love New York City. I left a piece of my heart there. Despite moving away, I will never forget my time in that magnificent city. I’ve met AMAZING people there…I started my career there…and really, started my adult life there.
Have you been to the 9-11 Memorial and Museum?