Tuesday, September 11, 2007

God bless America, land that I love.

In case you didn't realize what today is, it's September 11th. I know everyone has their own story about where they were when they found out that the tower was attacked, and we all had so many emotions that day, etc, etc. I will refrain from writing a super emotional post about all of that, because you can probably get that from anyone. Instead, I wanted to share with you some pictures from when I visited New York City in 1996. We went to the top of the World Trade Center, and I got several pics while up there. They are pretty poor quality, but I am so glad I have them. They help me remember that I visited a place that is now gone & will never be there again. They help me remember that thousands of people lost their lives only 5 years after I visited there. Hopefully they will help you remember the emotions you experienced that day. However, instead of being sad about what happened, let's celebrate the freedom we enjoy in America, and focus instead on what we can do to make this country even better.

Enjoy the pics!


Group pic at the top of the WTC - I'm on the bottom right (I really hope you're reading, Dinah!!):

Dinah Pigg, Todd Gilliland, and Melissa (McGuire) Logue at the top of the WTC:

I took this picture looking down out of a window of the tower:

Melissa with the other tower beside her:

View of NYC from the top of the WTC:

The twin towers from what is now Ground Zero:

14 comments:

  1. I didn't know you and Dinah were friends - small world! We went to Lipscomb together. She's the sweetest thing!

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  2. Yes, the Piggs & our family go WAAAAY back to when we were little. We grew up going to church together. Ironically, my husband used to babysit all 3 of them. Yes, he is that old. :-)

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  3. It's neat that you have pictures. I didn't get to go to New York until the towers were gone, so I like to look at as many pictures as possible to try to get the full effect.

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  4. Great post and great pictures. You never know when buildings, landmarks, and people will be gone forever. I am glad you had the opportunity to experience the WTC. And I am thankful you were not there 9/11/01.

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  5. my first trip to NYC, we rode the PATH train into the terminal that was beneath the towers. we rode the escalators up, walked out and saw these 2 massive towers. it's so surreal to go there now.

    though i'm not trying to dis what you said, i think we need to turn that little title of yours around. "America, bless God." he has already given us so much, and it is time that as one of the richest, most resourceful countries in the world, that we share what we have with others and somehow honor God for what he has given us.

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  6. Congrats, you went private just in time to keep osipov from commenting on this post.

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  7. Jon - I agree. I was just quoting the song, and I'm not familiar with any songs that state "America, bless God." :-)

    Dad - I thought the same thing when I read your blog yesterday!! No osipov for me, please.

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  8. What a great post. How special those pictures are now!

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  9. Osipov, you need to tell me who you are. Are you someone I know? Make yourself known, please!

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  10. Sorry, Laura, this one is me. I normally just comment and click publish since I am logged in, so I don't pay much attention to the options. When I took a look, it was obvious that osipov is somebody who has a blog and chooses to comment as "other" and inserts that name. His comments on my blog are genuine, but I am guilty of this one on your blog. I thought about keeping quiet for a while and maybe commenting on Ashley's as osipov also to see the reaction. But I don't want to get kicked out of the club.

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  11. Good call, dad, cause you might have gotten kicked out for that one. :-)

    P.S. I thought it might be you, but (no offense) I didn't think you'd be able to figure out how to do that. :-)

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  12. wow. yall have all changed so much! ha! those last pics of the wtc are great

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