I love taking it slow and looking a little closer. If you don't, you miss some incredible things.
St. Paul's Chapel Pulpit
St. Paul's Chapel Chandelier
Angel on headstone in St. Paul's Churchyard
Concrete alcoves on side of building near ground zero
Winged god on front of building near ground zero
Carved arch with pheasants and cherubs
Amazing brass entryway on art deco building next to Freedom Tower
Bird carving on the facade of the same building
There is so much to take note of, and when you do, it forces you to slow down....and this is a good thing.
I went to the 9/11 services in my hometown of Hampton last night. Each year our Legion carves the names of fallen soldiers from our state who have died in the War On Terror on a memorial it established. Last year there were no new names. What a blessing. Unfortunately, last night, five new names were unveiled. The families of the fallen are present, the Governor speaks, the anthem is sung, a wreath is laid at the memorial, the Governor talks with the families.......it's an emotional event. I hope and pray next year, that there are no fallen from our state (or any other) and that no new names are added.
We watched a program on The History Channel last night. I've seen it before, but it's worth watching every 9/11. It is a compilation of video footage shot from mostly amateurs, people who just happened to be in the midst of the tragedy. Very powerful and heartbreaking, but better to remember than forget.
Live each day to the fullest.
Ciao for now,