Post your New York City artwork in recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Below is an image shot on 6th Avenue near 27th street. The Freedom Tower can be seen in the distance. Thinking of the heroic firefighters and those we lost on that horrific day.
I have a nephew that drives long-haul trucks. He was parked on one of the bridges, not that far from the World Trade Center that day. The bridges had been closed down and the truck lane was full of dozens, maybe hundreds of trucks. Like most of the people there, they got out of their trucks and watched the horror of what took place.
Dozens of grown, burley truckers, fell to their knees along with men, women, and children and cried like babies and prayed to God for the lives of the people in those buildings.
Unbelievable how many yrs have gone by while the memory is as present and vivid as if it had happened just yesterday. I do still know, in full detail, where i was and what i did and – most important - what i felt and how heartbroken i was when i saw what took place. I still recall my thoughts when I first saw a plane hitting the tower(s) believing for the first few seconds i was about to see a surreal kind of action movie i had missed in the TV guide, before the reality-“hammer” fell down on me and knocked in my consciousness that this was no movie. Like millions i was “glued” to the TV and asked myself how and why people could do such atrocities to others. The horrific loss of life and the most terrible pictures of people jumping to certain death in absolute despair haunted me for many yrs and so did the images of the many hollow faced, anxious people wich carried signs with names of missing loved ones and relatives in stunning silence. I also remember an eerie and deafening silence of an entire city that´s usually lound and noisy i could realize even through the tv-set (CNN).
This work was therefore part of my self-“therapy” to get over and beyond those horrible memories, letting the outrage about this cowardly attack behind and to go on with normal every day life.. it does not fully work even until today.
>>>>> Free copies of this image were personally handed over to the fire- and police department of Brooklyn, through a dear person i trust, in 2016 btw.
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I am Kind of surprised to see that.
Sure we all have too many issues at hand now. Anyway , just to remind Alaska was purchased in 1867 to protect US from the enemies but 9/11 happened from an unexpected enemy, If I may say that.
As a memorial of the 9-11 attacks twenty years ago suffered here in the USA in 2001, I made this poster image with the word, "REMEMBER" to honor those First Responders who went into burning buildings to save whoever possible, and in turn lost their own lives. They were truly "Angels on Earth" for what they did!