To mark the anniversary of 9-11 we decided to attend the memorial ceremony at the firefighter’s memorial at w100th st.
It was quite moving. There were firefighters in attendance from all over the world including: Los Angeles, Belgium, New South Wales, Los Vegas, Canada, even Mirimar, FL. They read the names of all 343 firefighters who died on 9/11/01 pausing for moments of silence to mark the collapse of each tower and the crash of flight 93. It was very nicely done.
Here were a few photos that I took:
Saluting during the national anthem
Following along as the list of 343 firefighters was read
Listening to Amazing Grace being sung…
Afterwards we went back to see the memorial:
Some people left notes or gifts
including a wreath from the London Fire Brigade
There were lots of flowers
(click to view bigger)
Others were coming too, to see what was left, to contemplate or to take pictures…
Was on my way out to meet a friend at 5pm when I spotted this:
This fellow was just across on the next building’s fire escape (around 96th near Riverside Dr.) He was eating something that used to have white feathers.
I had to run out, but Tim snapped the rest of these awesome photos.
Note the blood on its talons!
He posed for a portrait before flying off.
don’t be deceived by the fact that you can see the sidewalk…. this hasn’t been cleared since last week’s ice storm, so the sidewalk is very slick.
Though the city can’t work out which agency is responsible for clearing the ice, I’m sure that there are many lawyers who would be happy to work out who is responsible if someone gets hurt.