Remembering the WTC Towers

The attack and destruction of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 was a loss that I felt personally, even though I knew no one who had died that day. In November of 1979, my high school band took a trip to New York City. One of the locations we visited during that trip was the World Trade Center.

Memories from that trip, including my visit to the World Trade Center, are with me to this day. Because of 09/11, no one else will ever again be able to have the experiences and memories that I have of the World Trade Center. I felt an enormous connection to the events of 09/11, because I have been to the spot where the attacks occurred.

As an American, and as a former member of this country's Armed Forces, I believe there is a duty to never forget what happened on September 11th. I will never forget the images displayed on television that day. This page is intended as a reminder of what was lost on that day.

These pictures are not the best. I was 16 at the time of my trip to New York City, and I was using a Kodak 110 camera to capture a few memories of my trip. What makes the pictures meaningful to me is that they are my pictures and memories from my trip, 24 years ago.

Take a moment to remember those who lost their lives that day, as well as these monuments of human engineering and construction that are now gone forever.

Exterior Pics of the WTC Towers

A view of the World Trade Center towers from somewhere in the city.

The World Trade Center towers as seen from the Statue of Liberty ferry.

A view of the skyline; the World Trade Center towers standing tall above.

Pics Taken From the Indoor Observation Deck of 2 WTC (107th Floor)

On a clear day, you can see out over 50 miles. Unfortunately, it was overcast on the day of my visit.

My view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, as seen from the top of the World Trade Center.

Looking down from literally a quarter mile above, the cars and trucks moving below look the size of ants.

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