Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We will never forget ....

Today is 9/11/2013 ... 12 years ago today, America was hit with the worst terrorist attack known in history .... there were 2,996 victims that day  ...

Earlier this month I shared some of the photos from "The Healing Fields" a park in Tempe, AZ. where dozens of volunteers puts up a full size flag  for each victim from 09/11 -- we attend the event every year (this year we will be going after 09/11 -- we will be heading out there this weekend)  -- so here are some photos from last year .....


Our local Air Force donates combat boots to go at the base of each flag from a victim of the Pentagon attacks .... 














Adam looking at the flags ... 


Adam and Brookie .... 



 




I randomly walk around "The Healing Fields" and take photos of the place cards that are placed at each flag ... they tell their name, where they were on that day, their age and a little story about them ....





This little boy was 3 .... 



This was the teddy bear that was placed at the base of David's flag .... 






This one was my friend's husband ... he was in the Twin Towers ....  she was pregnant with their son when the attack happened ...











 




Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! It really touched me. Thank you for sharing that today.

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  2. that is sooo cool that they have such a wonderful memorial!!! sooo glad you post pics!!

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  3. I see this and cry. Thank you for giving honor to those that couldn't. Horrific day it was....god bless our country.

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  4. Such a wonderful way to honor the fallen..

    Hugs~

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  5. Thank you for sharing this post Julie, it still raises so much emotion, very touching post. hugs

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  6. This is such an amazing and beautiful tribute. Such a touching way to honor the fallen.

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  7. This gave me chills...I can't believe it's been 12 years.

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  8. Such a powerful memorial! I still remember this day so clearly....hope we never forget it!

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  10. Beautiful photos, I can't believe the children of 9/11 are 11-12 yrs old!

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  11. What a beautiful honor Julie.

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  12. What a beautiful post Julie. God Bless America!!!!

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  13. these are sad but so beautiful... Love the photos of the kids ;-)

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  14. These photos choke me up every time I see them. Your photos are so amazing! It still seems like it was yesterday.

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  15. Such a beautiful tribute, Julie! My flag is flying today. Hugs!

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  16. We will never forget!! What an amazing site this must be. Thanks for sharing pics and I'm anxious to see your new ones.

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  17. very nice tribute Julie! Looks amazing:)

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  18. So sad! Your photos are a brilliant tribute! Thanks for posting this!! xo

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  19. Thanks for sharing these photos Julie! I too will never, ever forget.

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  20. Oh I am so sorry about your friend's husband :(

    We had a similar memorial here two or three years back by our art museum. It was very moving and heartbreaking at the same time. I will never forget it.

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  21. You are so lucky to live close to something that shares & remembers that day. I wish we had something near us that helped dedicate those who lost their lives.
    Very special post!!
    TFS!!

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  22. Always good to remember, reflect [great shot of your Adam doing just that] & this helps us appreciate our own 'nows', I think:):) I've been on hols...but I'm baaaack now!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Extraordinary photography and memorial, it looks so impressive and it is always so good to remember so many lives!

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  24. Aloha Julie,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - which allowed me to "find" you.

    You wrote a wonderful tribute and it's so nice to see so many people *won't* forget.

    PS... I was the same age as your friend's husband, Robert, when he lost his life.

    Seeing the card and realizing I was then 33 had me in goose bumps...

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  25. Absolutely breath taking in so many ways!!! The spirit that lives there and the sadness are all so encompassing. What a fantastic memorial and so awesome that you go there to take pics and honor the memories. Thanks so much for such a beautiful post!

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  26. I remember when you shared this before, I need to get out there and see it the next time I'm in Arizona. A few months ago I was able to go to the memorial here in New York [I know, I need to share the photos, why didn't I yesterday?] and although their tribute is breathtaking + surreal being on location, it seems like this one is more personal to the victims. I like that you can see a little of each persons story to remember them individually.

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  27. Thank you, Julie, for sharing these photos.

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  28. A beautiful post in every sense of the word!

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  29. Great post Julie... love your photos too Lovely! hugs...x

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  30. What a wonderful memorial site & I'm sure it must be quite surreal & emotional to visit it. Hard to believe it was already 12 years ago...

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