Of my many past visits to the former World Trade Center site that was inhumanely brought down on September 11, 2001, this is the first time when I’m actually present on the anniversary. Many New Yorkers went about their daily business, trying to avoid tourists frantically taking photos. They passed a group clad in black handing out flyers, CDs, and their ‘truth.’
I don’t know much about the conspiracy, other than it asks the question why Tower 7 fell after the twin towers. When I got to the site close to 9 a.m., Obama and McCain had probably already left after the morning rememberance service. Numerous NYPD officers were around the keep the crowd moving and the mob out of trouble.
Overall it wasn’t a very poignant moment, but I’ve always been sympathetic to the suffering of the victims and the general American population. It’s been 7 years, and with every year the history-changing event shifts further to the back of minds and hurts less for the heart. Curiously I wonder how future generations will remember or perceive this event — maybe another page in the books no different from the atomic bomb detonations during World War II. Pray God something like that doesn’t happen again.
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