TWO YEARS LATER
Firefighter's Memorial, Riverside Drive
I went to the Fireman's Memorial on Riverside
Drive this morning, which
is only a few blocks from our house. We were there two
years ago to participate in the spontaneous outpouring of sympathy
and support for our devastated fire department. This year, I watched
the memorial service with hundreds of firefighters.
What's different in New York, two years later? For
me, I think about what happened less often, but a day doesn't pass
when I don't think that you used to be able to see the World Trade
Center towers from here, or that was the building that Matthew
Barnes rescued the twins from, or isn't that plane flying sort of
low? And the city still stubbornly clings to the twin towers as an
icon of its identity. It's featured prominently in thousands of logos:
laundromats, fuel oil companies, delis and pizzerias. And, as
always, there are the innumerable postcards, all bearing the distinctive pillars.
The PAPD memorial in the Port Authority bus terminal
54 & 4 Truck memorial on their firehouse door
To buy our original September 11th memorial
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