Heather & Taylor reserved tickets for the 9/11 Memorial just a few days after the actual anniversary. It was a sweet time to visit as there were still flowers and even pictures taped to some of the victims names from family visiting a few days earlier. The last time I was at the memorial, it was pouring rain so it was a completely different experience for me.
One of the things I love most about the memorial is that although the city is so loud, this is really a peaceful, tranquil, and quite place. Walking around, I can hear neighboring construction of the freedom tower but that has its significance to me also. It's exciting to be apart of the rebuilding era of 9/11. But that's probably easier for me to say since I don't actually live downtown and deal with the day to day traffic of it all.
I look forward to the museum opening next year.
How will I ever explain this horrific event to these boys? That was an overwhelming thought to think about as I was walking around. Then I thought of my grandparents explaining Pearl Harbor to me and how I didn't even begin to grasp it until I actually visited the memorial.
Heather and I had a full day on the actual anniversary of 9/11. But before bed, we made a quick trip downtown to see the Freedom Tower all lit up as well as the two lights that shine upwards representing the twin towers.