19 years ago today, this is what downtown Manhattan looked like.
Terrorists had attacked the World Trade Center and it seemed as if life would never be the same. In the days and weeks that followed we kept saying to each other, “is this real?” We knew that it was real, but somehow, I think we hoped that we could blink our eyes and click our heels and the nightmare would end.
The world has changed so much since September 11, 2001. But the strength of the human spirit has not. As we face so many challenges in our world of 2020, perhaps we can remember not only the tragedy and loss of life on that clear beautiful September day, but also, the love, tenacity and resiliency of the families and friends of the victims left behind to pick up the pieces. Which, of course, includes all of us. Here are a few images from that time of rebuilding:
Please visit September 11th, 2001: Words and Pictures to purchase the memorial book of drawings from 9/11.
A portion of the proceeds is donated to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation in honor of Carl Bedigian.