Memorializing September 11th, 2001
Today we look back on the day we lost 2,819 people in New York City. Not only did we loss so many people, but we lost two iconic buildings that represented the strength of our great nation. A memorial will be created for the towers; this memorial was designed by Peter Walker and Michael Arad, who were selected from more than 5,000 design concepts. The memorial will be a large open space and plaza hosting almost 400 large trees that will surround a water area. I'm so pleased to hear that the memorial will not be another large building, but the opposite, an open space. There will be cobble stone and stone paths for people to walk through and enjoy the area. The memorial, although hosting a great deal of moving water, sits above a train station and a museum. Which is quite suitable for New York City. Around this memorial water way there will be inscribed names of the people we lost on September 11th, 2001. These names will be lit at night and will make for a wonderful memorial. There are many ways to create a memorial after losing a loved one. The work that has been chosen to memorialize those we have lost nine years ago today is a wonderful choice. I am so pleased with the decision we have made and the way that we remember these people.