Give Peace a Chance – 9/11

Dear friends,

This post is delayed by 2 years. But, decided that I should post this on one of the Sep-11th. And time has come to post this article.

2 years back (That is in 2010), I got an opportunity to go to US to ring the NADAQ bell. It was a one week trip.

Actually, I got only 1 full day to roam around New York since on other days, there was a snow storm. Though friends suggested to visit other spots in New York, I decided to visit the WTC. It is worth visiting it.

Through this picture blog, let me take you there to the ‘Tribute WTC center’:

Note: Click on the image to get a better and clearer picture

Construction was going on in the place where there were twin towers before Sep-11, 2001. Heart broke when I saw empty spaces in mid of other tall buildings. How tragic the terrorist attach should have been!

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You can see the below banner which tells you the way for ’9/11 Memorial preview site’. There they had models on what they are planning to construct in the place where twin towers were earlier!

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Opposite to the site was the WTC Tribute center. This is were I spent more than 3 hours that day!

Tribute

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Videos of those who died on 9/11 was playing in a big LCD TV

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The real life stories kept for display for younger generation to know about the ill of Terrorism

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Those ‘Missing’ Posters….

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The ‘Incident’ which killed thousands of lives!

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Some of the left overs :(

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List of people who dies on 9/11 ….

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Photos of people who lost their lives… A room full of pictures :(

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Messages from kids across USA after 9/11.. We call it as ‘HOPE’.

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Those touching pictures of survivors…

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After 9/11, Volunteering in US have considerably increased!

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There was a drop box kept there where you can put your message of peace or pay tribute to those who lost their lives. Below is a card from a kid.

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What I have written 2 years back and dropped it in the box in New York…

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Some more statistics…

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Few more cards from the kids:

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This is inside the 9/11 Memorial Preview site where they had models on what they are planning to construct in the place where twin towers were earlier!

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Finally, I dropped $5 in the box for building the memorial

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And, when I come out of the memorial, this is what I saw. How true it is:

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‘War has never worked. Give Peace a Chance’.

And thanks for those grandmas who are volunteers and spreading this message to the public.

I felt more happy visiting this memorial than visiting any tourists spots. This place is filled with emotions. Even after 2 years, I was able to recollect most of the things and put it in this blog post.

Many thanks should go to the US Government who had put in a lot of efforts to maintain this memorial so that the younger generation gets to know about how US has come forward after a huge terrorist attack. It is a symbol of hope. It is a symbol of courage. It is a symbol of ‘Need for Peace’.

Not many will get a chance to see this memorial. I hope through this blog post, I got an opportunity to create awareness about the human tragedy happened in US.

Let us remember… ‘War has never worked. Give Peace a chance’. Whether it is between countries or within a relationship.

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