On Wednesday, August 3, we went to Ground Zero. It was surreal.
The workmen are readying the space for the opening of the memorial next month. It is hard to believe that it has already been 10 years. Even with the workmen, the site is somewhat silent.
The best place to see the site is via West Street and the tower bridges that remain between WTC 1 and 2. There are security guards, so don’t lean on the windows or do anything suspicious. It is almost a sacred place, knowing that 3,000 people lost their lives there on that horrible September day in 2001.
They are building a new memorial garden area as well as a couple of new buildings. The tallest tower is, to me anyway, a bit of an f-you to the terrorists. We, as Americans, will survive, rebuild, and they will not break our spirit. We are a flexible and industrious people. We are fighters, it’s in our heritage and history. We have to carry on, steadfastly, toward building a better nation.
If you don’t see anything else in NYC, go to Ground Zero. It is an emotional place, where 3,000 souls were taken on a sunny, cool Tuesday morning almost 10 years ago. It is also the starting ground for the end of terrorism.