Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A time to remember what our Lady Liberty stands for!

We found this photo on Asta's blog -- and think it tells the story more than any words can express.

Being a bit of a dinosaur, I remember, before the towers were built, grousing about how they were going to ruin the New York skyline that I had grown to love when I lived there during my college years. Never could I or anyone else imagine how those towers would come to bear such a heavy burden and even in their demise remain standing in our minds as a symbol of what unites us in spirit.

Is there anyone who does not still see those towers when they look at the New York skyline? Or remember the valor of those firefighters and and dogs who braved their lives to rescue all they could?

We remember. We can't allow ourselves not to.

14 comments:

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great picture! And our flag is flying in memory. We won't ever forget.

-Fiona and Family

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very well stated. A day none of us will ever forget.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Boston Lady said...

Beautiful picture. It speaks for itself. Thanks for posting it and your own story in relation to the towers.

Lola said...

That's a wonderful picture. Being a dinosaur myself, I never exactly got used to the Twin Towers as part of the skyline, even though they were there for half my life, give or take. Now, of course, they are conspicuous by their absence every time we approach the city and I guess they always will be, no matter what they put there. If they ever get it together to put anything there. We knew more than one firefighter who perished there. There's no chance we'll ever forget.

Asta said...

None of us will be the same..a lot of innocence was lost that day

I love you sweet fwiends and i think we have the same thoughts
hugs and smoochie kisses to you all
love
Asta and mommi

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful post! Our lit candle is in the window and our flag is at half staff. We can never forget.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Two "seminal" events for our generation, the assassination of JFK and the attack on the Twin Towers. Shared horror and sorrow shaping out lives. We cannot forget the tragedy or the bravery.

b

Lacy said...

w00fs, we that day...mama has been watching tributes to it all day...crying ever so often...and happy gotcha day, JH....hope u got ice cream n cake..and u has many many more gotcha days..

b safe,
rocky~

Ruby Bleu said...

You are right...something is missing. Whenever I see the skyline, when I was there is July cruising around the Hudson, when I see some tv show depicting NY...something is always missing. I know the Freedom Tower will one day stand in its place, but it won't be the same. A little piece of all of us was lost when we lost the WTC.

m.

Mango said...

Yes, I remember when the towers went up. And I still see them when I look at photos of NYC. There are not words.

Mango Momma

Lorenza said...

We remembered too.
You all were in our thoughts this special day.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sunshade said...

I will never forget that day as I was sitting in one of my lectures (with Sunshade), the entire school went silent, except for TV broadcasts....

Thank you for the post, we will never forget.

Love,
Elaine (Sunshade & Jaffa)

TwoSpecialWires said...

We remember. We understand. And we agree.
We always will.

Love
Jake and Fergi and their people

Bocci said...

What a lovely and eloquent post, Jake. Parental Unit and I stand with you:-). Thanks to you and Asta for the beautiful picture