Saturday, September 12, 2015

9/11 Tribute


I drove out to Tempe yesterday to see the 9/11 tribute, 2977 flags flying along the Tempe lakefront.  It was a very moving experience.



Each flag was adorned with a card with the name of a person who died that day.  Some cards just had the name and where the person worked while others had loving comments about the person.




























This photo gives an overview of the scene and even this doesn't encompass all of the flags that were out there.


Although it was very moving to walk among the flags, I didn't tear up until this guy played taps.  Everyone who was there stopped to look in his direction.  I'm glad I went.  It was a good way to mark the day.

The Tempe Town Lake is right under the flight path for Sky Harbor International Airport and the majority of morning flights are taking off to the east right over this area.  It was sort of a surreal experience to be standing among all those flags while one plane after another roared overhead.






Tomorrow I'll show you what else could be seen from this location.

13 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Spectacular. And very poignant.

Andy said...

So many innocents.

Birdman said...

When I see it on TV, I can't pull away. The historical footage of ordinary people who videotaped and photographed the event unfolding that day. I watched it again last night on the History Channel.

Lowell said...

That's a wonderful way to commemorate the loss of so many. I would have gotten the chills with planes flying overhead! Beautiful photos, too, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

Powerful and poignant.

RedPat said...

Even under normal circumstances a plane flying over has an eerie impact on me so I can only imagine what it must have been like out there. Good post, Sharon.

VP said...

Moving and spectacular at the same time!

Catalyst said...

Nice post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful tribute Sharon, such a sad memory. I must admit I'm a bit the same on Anzac Day, fine until the bugler plays the Last Post, then it's all bets off as far as the tears go!

LOLfromPasa said...

Fantastic way to demonstrating remembrance. Really moving.

Halcyon said...

A nice display. I hate thinking about that day though. Nothing has ever been the same since.

Kathy said...

Those flags make a powerful statement. Sometime during the morning on Friday I was channel surfing and noticed a program on the History Channel about phone messages that had been left on family members' phones by many of the victims. As the day progressed, every hour had another feature about that day. I was captivated all day and cried all day long.

Kate said...

I understand how Kathy felt and she expressed it well. How well we all remember! You have a wonderful collection of flag photos on this post. Taps will always be emotional for many of us.