take care today. I can't help think about you, about the big hole in the ground when I first went to NYC in 2002, and about how powerful that quilt is. I can't keep a dry eye when I look at it. big hugs to you! I've been reading along your journey, I'm so excited for all the good that has come your way this year, well deserved
Thank you for posting this. I will always remember that day, even though it happened before I woke up in Hawaii. It was personal for me even though I was far removed. And yet close - I had a co-worker whose niece was at her job at Windows of the World.
Yes, take care today. My sis works at the WTC Memorial Foundation, and I know that none of them has a dry eye either, all week. The people that were left behind still live it, all the time, all these years later. Powerful joining together in quilt too.
All over the world there are people who won't forget this day. We all are thinking of you!!!Martina
a day that has changed our lives forever, one that I will never forget . I still cringe when planes fly over our house too low....sounds like the fighter jets that day....thanks for the post. These quilts are amazing. thanks for sharing.Kathie
I was at my sewing circle when the news came onto English TV .Etched in my memory forever
Thank you for remembering this day, this day of national importance and remembrance. You and Leana Rubin are the only two in all my email and blogs to remember (quilters or not). When I taught public school art, I always started the year with a remembrance project and taught the kids about 911. I used an excellent resource, http://www.learnabout9-11.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network. Thank you so much for your post today!
Victoria,Thank you for sharing the pic of this quilt. This is the first time I've seen it. Where is it displayed? I well remember that day. I was on my way to a Bible study when I first heard it. It was 9 months one day after my husband died, and I had family is all cities that were mentioned. I finally heard from son in NYC in the afternoon. What a relief to hear his voice. He worked up in the 70th St. area and could see the damage from the roof of his building. At the same time we were having a person setting explosives in rural mailboxes. A lot to handle at that time.
I too wonder where the quilt is displayed. Although I knew no one who was on the planes or in the towers - I happened to have the Today Show on that morning and saw it as it was happening and was horrified by it - one daughter lived at that time in near by New Jersey and a cousin was blocks away from the Pentagon when that one happened - he was ok thankfully. I think we all have memories of where we were or who we knew!
The Quilt hangs at the Folk Art Museum in NYC...I was outside that morning with my daughter in her stroller...I stood in the streets, along with the rest of NYC, and watched as the towers disappeared...before our very eyes. the moments & sounds of that day can never be erased from my brain...
The emotions are so raw, but even more so as these anniversary days arrive. We will be remembering all of the victims with special prayers today.
We are with you, will never, never forget. Peace be with you today, and every day.
Everyone in our office is wearing a yellow ribbon of remembrance today . . .
Thank you, Victoria, for this post. My dear friend, John Charles Jenkins, was on Flight 11.You can see part of his middle name and his last name on the photo you posted.
Thank you for honoring a day none of us will ever forget.
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