Never Forget – Paying Tribute at the World Trade Center on 9/11

Light Tribute at the World Trade Center Memorial on 9/11

2023 marked the 22nd Anniversary of the fateful attacks that changed the world forever on September 11, 2001. I have lived in New York to have been in Manhattan on 9/11, and it is one of the days that I have made it a personal tradition to visit the World Trade Center memorial, usually after work, to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives that we lost that day. It is a day that no New Yorker, and people around the world, will Never Forget.

While the events of the morning at the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial are reserved for the families of everyone that lost their lives, the rest of the day is a chance for everyone else to visit. The twin pools are full of flowers, flags, letters and tributes left by family members, each a reminder of the immeasurable loss that they live with every single day.

In addition to the WTC, the New York skyline is blue everywhere you look.

9/11 Never Forget

On September 11, 2001, the world was forever changed when terrorists hijacked four planes and carried out coordinated attacks against the United States. The most devastating of these attacks occurred at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, where nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. In the years since, the city comes together, especially on 9/11, to honor those who were lost and to pay tribute to the heroes who risked their lives to save others.

Here are some of the pictures of the WTC by day:

The iconic blue lights that represent the Twin Towers start to be visible by dusk, rising high into the sky.

It is by night that the blue lights representing the two towers that were lost are visible from near and far.

I love the years that I come across bagpipers paying tribute, either as an organized band or just gathering in smaller groups around the memorial sites –

On my way to and fro from the WTC, I use the subway entrance that still retains a doorway from the original World Trade Center subway station with the markings that were made from the rescue efforts after 9/11.

Never Forget.

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Hi, I'm Hanit Gyani, a full time professional by day and a blogger by night and weekend. Welcome to my blog, aka my passion project, Gotta Love New York.

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