Saturday, September 27, 2014

Patriot Day Time Lapse

On September 11, 2014, I had the opportunity to go up on the roof at Tierra Del Sol Middle School to take pictures of the entire school as they came together to remember the victims and family members of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  It was an inspiring sight to see middle school students with hands across their hearts as they said the Pledge of Allegiance, and then observed a moment of silence.

I also did a time lapse with my GoPro Hero 3 camera, then put it to music using music I found in the Creative Commons Music Communities.

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit the 9-11Memorial Museum in New York City.  There was a very reverent, serene feeling there.  Here are a few pictures that I took while there:

These are the Survivor Stairs.  "Go down this set of stairs and then just run, run as fast as you can." That is what David Brink, Lieutenant of the NYC Police Dept. said to evacuees who were trying to escape from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

 This is the last standing column from the World Trade Center.

This tree is called the Survivor Tree.  It is the only tree on the whole complex that survived the destruction on 9-11.  It was nursed back to health, and now stands a symbol of the resiliency of the American people. 

I love this artwork of children that is displayed in the 9-11 Memorial Museum.  There are so many American symbols found in this one painting.  

The Freedom Tower stands 1,776 feet tall on the site of the former World Trade Center.  It serves as a beacon of freedom, and demonstrates the resolve of the United States, and the people of NYC.

My husband and I stand in front of the reflecting pool that covers the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, and is surrounded by the names of all the victims of the 2001 and 1993 attacks.

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