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Photographer's Note

Continuing with my second photo from the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero, I have pulled back a bit to reveal less of the south reflecting pool, and show some of the names etched on the rim.

The four sides of each pool have the names of the 2,977 victims that were killed on 9/11, (at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the plane crash site in Pennsylvania), as well as the names of the six victims who were killed during the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers.

Focusing on the names, and not the waterfalls, is when the emotion really hits. As you can see from this photo, in certain spots a single flower has been left in the name of a loved one by friends or family members.

Citizens of more than 90 countries were lost that terrible day, making it not just a New York City tragedy, but a global one, as well.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1236 W: 218 N: 1598] (6715)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-30
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.1, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 17:31
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