Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A time for reflection

Today marks the anniversary of four orchestrated acts of terrorism in American history; from the falling of the twin towers in New York, to the 2 other acts at the Pentagon and plane crash in Pennsylvania. 12 years on it still shapes the world that we live in today.
As I travel into work this morning, I will pause & reflect on the number of lives lost and the lives that changed that day 12 years ago. Ultimately the lives of so many across the world changed in that morning and the losses that continue from our service people that fight the war on terrorism on a daily basis, both home & abroad.
I have blogged several times from visits to New York the progress from theWorld Trade Centre site and was extremely privileged and honoured to visit the memorial garden on my last visit.  I think this recent article about Cantor Fitzgerald demonstrates how much thought went into those gardens and what they mean to the families left behind.

Last week I took some time out to enjoy the sunshine after work and de stress. A short walk from my office is Grosvenor square, home to the American embassy. Within the square are many tributes to American history,

the most poignant is the memorial garden for the victims of 9/11.
This little building with its memorial stone is sited in a gated garden filled with white flowers and foliage and is a little piece if tranquility in the centre of London.. A fitting tribute and perfect place for some quiet reflection.

So today on the 11th day of the 9th month at 46 minutes past 8, I will stop & pause & remember those that lost their life and continue to do so....

1 comment:

mrsmsmeanderings said...

So frightening, wasn't it? Can't believe how many years have gone by - seems like yesterday x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A time for reflection

Today marks the anniversary of four orchestrated acts of terrorism in American history; from the falling of the twin towers in New York, to the 2 other acts at the Pentagon and plane crash in Pennsylvania. 12 years on it still shapes the world that we live in today.
As I travel into work this morning, I will pause & reflect on the number of lives lost and the lives that changed that day 12 years ago. Ultimately the lives of so many across the world changed in that morning and the losses that continue from our service people that fight the war on terrorism on a daily basis, both home & abroad.
I have blogged several times from visits to New York the progress from theWorld Trade Centre site and was extremely privileged and honoured to visit the memorial garden on my last visit.  I think this recent article about Cantor Fitzgerald demonstrates how much thought went into those gardens and what they mean to the families left behind.

Last week I took some time out to enjoy the sunshine after work and de stress. A short walk from my office is Grosvenor square, home to the American embassy. Within the square are many tributes to American history,

the most poignant is the memorial garden for the victims of 9/11.
This little building with its memorial stone is sited in a gated garden filled with white flowers and foliage and is a little piece if tranquility in the centre of London.. A fitting tribute and perfect place for some quiet reflection.

So today on the 11th day of the 9th month at 46 minutes past 8, I will stop & pause & remember those that lost their life and continue to do so....

1 comment:

mrsmsmeanderings said...

So frightening, wasn't it? Can't believe how many years have gone by - seems like yesterday x