* Irene's Country Corner * - September 11
took the pictures below in the Ground Zero in May 2002.
September 11th 2001, the world witnessed a terrible tragedy.
We watched in horror the planes crashing into the two towers
of the World Trade Center in New York. What was the beginning
of an ordinary day turned into a nightmare. I still don't believe
this has really happened. So many innocent lives gone all of
a sudden in such a violent way.
woke up that morning and began to do the housework when about
one hour later my mother called, asking me if I was watching
tv. When I turned it on I couldn't believe my eyes...a plane
crashing into the World Trace Center south tower. It seemed a
movie, I couldn't believe it was real. It took me some minutes
to understand that those images were actually happening.
started to switch the channels and all of them were showing the
same images. I tried to call my sister who lives in the USA,
but all lines were busy at that time. It took me many hours until
I could talk to her.
One year after
this terrible tragedy, the whole world was still mourning. I
was in NY for the last time before this horrible tragedy in 1996.
I returned there in May 2002, a few months after the attacks,
but NY was not the same. I was in Ground Zero on May 29, 2002,
one day before the
ceremony that marked the end of the recovery efforts at Ground
Zero. I was there again other times and I am always shocked when
I look at the skyline and don't see the towers anymore. I think
people who were familiar with the towers will never get used
photo was taken from the boat to the Staten Island on my visit
to NY in 1991. I visited the World Trade Center for the last
time before the attacks in January 1996.
on: September 11, 2001. Last updated on: September 11, 2002.
~ Girls holding candles by Suzie ~ Angels with
flag by Grace (www.countrysidehaven.com)
~ Bear by Julie ~ Sep 11 pictures by Faded-glitter (www.faded-glitter.net/remember) ~ Girl with
pony tails by Dee ~ Window by
Mary ~ Other Graphics and backgrounds
by Grace (www.countrysidehaven.com)
~ Irene ~ Dee ~ Ginger with
flag by Melly ~ Background music "God Bless the
USA" from Laura's
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