The family and friends of victims are most touched by the memorial. They have a dignified designated site where they can get a sense of communing with the loved ones they lost. They can find names, make rubbings to bring home and leave mementos.
For me it was a heartwarming experience but also a very clustered one. It made me elated to see the names of the people being remembered in such a grand way that all can come and see. The water splashing made me think that it is a symbol that the legacy of these people will forever live on. I was a bit aggravated by the cluster of tourist, the several checkpoints, the fact the security at the check points had bad attitudes but the beautiful architecture of the memorial was well worth the visit.
The 9/11 memorials two reflecting pools are a reminder of were the two towers originally were. The concept and creation of this memorial took about 10 years. It called ground zero for a long time after the attacks on 9/11. I will always remember the memorial by this name, it can not be easily forgotten that the nation grieved the losss of nearly 3,000 american's at this site.
While standing at the memorial, I closed my eyes while looking up a twin towers. I invisionalize the airplanes crashing into the top of the towers. The sky appeared to turn overcast as if it was a severe thunder storm brewing. It started to rain white ashes with various sounds occuring in the background. Some of the sounds I imagined hearing were sirens, horn honking, shouting, foot steps running, sounds of bricks collasping and tremendous grief . I over heard a mother and daughter talking about the day of the...