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Visiting Ground Zero

I got to spend the day in NYC for my birthday in February – it was incredibly cold and windy that day.  My friend, Steve, happened to be in town from California and so together we ventured down to Ground Zero to remember 9/11 and all of those who died that day.  I was in Manhattan on September 11th, 2001 – you can read about how the day unfolded for me HERE.

I stand in awe of the courage of those who, in the face of danger, did not run away but instead ran toward it – thinking of others.  It reminds me of 1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

The Freedom Tower and the two square pools that sit at the base of where the Twin Towers once stood, were definitely a sight to behold… along with the thousands of names that are featured in the granite, in remembrance of those who lost their lives.  VEmbling_140225_0040VEmbling_140225_0045


Our time walking around the memorial was fairly somber and quiet… but, we did manage to have some fun here and there and enjoy some laughs…