Friday, May 22, 2009

I've been thinking...

Living in the New York area, our community felt personal loss after 9/11.
 I could go on and on... 
But, I won't.
With Memorial day upon us, I have been thinking about the sacrifice of all whom have served and I have also given thought to those who have died innocently. The victims of 9/11 and their families suffered so much. 
Let us not forget them.
Interestingly, the famous photo above was taken by a friend and past photography professor of mine, Tom Franklin. Most people do not know this, but he has never made a penny off of that photo as the photo rights are owned by the newspaper he works for, The Bergen Record.

5 comments:

OHN said...

That photo will be in every history book from now on. It evokes such emotion.

We go to NYC every year for the memorial and I am still shocked every time I am near ground zero.

Frau said...

Really interesting fact, I'm sure he is proud to be apart of such a memorible picture. I don't think anyone will forget that day but I'm sure being so close and knowing so many brings it so close to home.

Paula Fowler said...

Preppy,
What a nice memorial post! Thanks for sharing the info on the photo--I never knew that.
Paula

Ina in Alaska said...

I enjoyed the Bergen Record newspaper when I lived in Edgewater. I have seen this picture many many times. Will never forget that horrible day which forever changed our way of life. So many innocent people gone in a flash. I happened to be in NJ at that time and was scheduled to fly out of Newark on 9/11 af 5:30 pm that day. Did not leave Jersey till 9/14.....

And OMG that picture of the GSP. I would stay put too. Nothing is worth sitting in that kind of traffic!

preppyplayer said...

Ohn, I agree, I am still shocked to see the towers missing from the skyline.

Frau, you are right and how could we forget as we live among the widows, widowers, and orphans of the victims.

Paula, You are welcome and so glad to "see" you!

Ina, That must have been so scary, getting back on a plane. All of us were so scarred, waiting for the next "thing."