On Wednesday May 29, 2002, I stood at Ground Zero...
It is not what I saw, but rather what I felt in my heart...There is such an eerie feeling.
I felt  great sadness and pain and the memories of that horrible day  flashed in my mind ... I couldn't help but cry, thinking about all these innocent people whose lives were taken so suddenly, for no reasons, by  murderers .....One cannot help but stand in awe at what we see...we were allowed to go in very small groups, and there was a police Officer to let us in and out after a short period of time...people were just lining up to wait for a visit...I had mixed emotions about going.  I will never forget what I saw and most of all what I felt....I just don't have the words to explain...



The Flag recovered at the WTC-
now on display at the Smithsonian Institute
Photo by Jack Buchanan


From Chuck-USA
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of  Ezra Aviles
one of our many fallen heroes



Jutting from the rubble
Up through the smoky haze
Like spires of a Cathedral
Where the "believer" prays.

Seven stories of heartache
Left from the hundred-ten
Of those two mighty towers
Never to be seen again.

For thousands who have perished
And the loved ones they leave
A monument to all of us
Who shed our tears, and grieve.

In its eerie setting
There was a sort of beauty
Standing guard over those
Who died doing their duty.

A strange sense of peace
Amidst the scene of ruin
As others search for comrades
Who died, doing what they're doing.

There's been heroes by the hundreds
And some stories, never known
But in God's Cathedral
They'll sit upon His throne.

The "Cathedral Of Tears"
Will last in our mind's eye
As we bow our heads
And ask, "Why, dear Lord? Why?"

  Del "Abe" Jones
Thank you Abe for sending me this special poem





I took these pictures of Ground Zero,Wednesday May 29, 2002


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Softly the leaves of memory fall,
Gently I gather and treasure them all,
Unseen, unheard, you are always near,
Still loved, still missed, so very dear.
No length of time can take away,
My thoughts of you from day to day,
Whatever else I fail to do,
I never fail to think of you.

(Author unknown)










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