Sometimes the best inspiration for a post comes from other bloggers, so today's post is courtesy of Karie over at Hit It. Her post, Remembering 9-11-01, is about the Healing Field 9/11 Flag Memorial.
I'm glad I had a chance to
steal be inspired by her post, because we saw the same memorial several years ago and I had completely forgotten about it.
One day in September 2005, I headed over to the library with the kids and was dumbfounded at the sight that was surrounding the library that day. There were flags everywhere...literally thousands of them.
Forgetting about books for a while, we walked through the flags, amazed at the breathtaking view and the symbolism each flag represented. Actually, the kids really didn't have a clue why they were there, as Amanda wasn't quite five yet and Brandon was still a cherubic two-year-old.
But I was amazed, so naturally I made the kids be amazed with me.
There was a flag for every person killed on 9/11, as well as flags from various countries with names of soldiers who had been killed in the war.
I hope to one day see this memorial again, now that the kids have a better understanding of its significance, and because I need just one more reason to cry about that day.
I would have given my left nut to have had a wide angle lens. There were so many flags, I wasn't able to truly grasp the magnitude of the display.