A Pacific Northwest Photography Blog

Our Flag Was Still There at Ground Zero

09.11.2001 – We Will Never Forget ~ This American flag was an artifact recovered from Ground Zero, at site of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City, where the United States of America was attacked on September 11, 2001. A traveling exhibit was presented at the Washington State History Museum for a short time during the late summer of 2005. On August 24, I went to the museum by myself to view the exhibit. The room was dark, somber and quiet. Among the artifacts displayed, all moving emotionally, the two that I remember most are a piece of airliner fuselage with an intact passenger window and this battered American Flag recovered at Ground Zero. As I walked among those pieces of sad American history, I stood before each one, tears streaming down my face at the memory of what happened. I was so moved by this flag, I took a photo with my cell phone. Obviously in 2005 the cell phone camera resolution was so low that it is a poor quality image, poor or not I am still emotionally impacted by this surviving American Flag. I can remember the exact moment I saw the first news report at 06:10 (Pacific Daylight Time, we are three hours later than New York City) twenty-four minutes after the first plane struck the North Tower, then listening to the radio in my school bus all morning, the sense of numbness at sheer disbelief of it all. The sorrow for those who were lost. May God bless the families, friends, survivors, police and rescue personnel and bystanders who still carry the emotional scars of who they lost and what they saw. America is still the land of the free, because of the brave.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

10 Responses to Our Flag Was Still There at Ground Zero

Copyright Info

The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. IMAGES ARE PROTECTED BY DIGIMARC. © 2008-2015 - You may link to this website, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the website's contents. Permission is not granted to reproduce, republish, reformat, transmit, distribute or download any materials (image , graphics, text or code) from this website regardless whether intended use is for personal or commercial interests without prior written consent from The View From Right Here. All rights reserved.

I've been publishing 'The View From Right Here' in one form or another since 2007. I hope you find images you enjoy from my travels around Seattle, Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest, giving you a glimpse of the beautiful region of the United States of America, where I have always lived.
~Thanks for stopping by!
~ All my best,
Madge Bloom
Subscribe -or- Connect
Subscribe to RSS Email me Email Follow Me on TwitterFollow Me on Facebook Google + - Add Me to CirclesFollow me on Instagram
The View From Right Here
NEWEST Comments
  • Mount Hood from Windy Ridge (4)
    • FirstEric: I see you don’t monetize your page, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn extra cash every month because you’ve got high quality content. If you want to know how to...
    • Farmgirl: Its beautiful. I need to get up there to see that again.
    • John Hagger: By the look of that sky there’s more of the white stuff on the way.
  • Falling Leaves on a Rural Country Lane (8)
    • Ruth Hiebert: I love that scene. This kind of road is one I would love to check out.
    • John: The low viewpoint works well here. It’s a beautiful time of year, which in the UK seems to get later, and hang around longer, each year.
  • Vibrant Fall Colors (9)
    • JoAnn M Bayne: Absolutely glorious. I am surprised by the amount of color this year. I expected after the dry summer we’d have just dead leaves dropping but it has been stunning – as...
Good News About Jesus
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ - Acts 16:31

Click to Visit the 'Good News' Page About Jesus Christ

Healing Hearts Ministries
Healing Hearts One at a Time

Click to Visit Where You Can Receive Help for Your Hurting Heart

I Am Second
I Am Second

Listen to Christian Testimonies

Google Page Rank