Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Anniversary

After the earthquake and then the hurricane, now another very eventful weekend with all the mixed emotions of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the risk of a terrorist attack, possibly car bomb or truck bomb. so there were roadblocks, sirens and helicopters buzzing over head 24/7 all weekend. there were a lot on Friday night near our place so we thought something was "on", but apparently not. You could only go to Ground Zero today if you were a VIP. it is open from tomorrow to the public but need a ticket and sold out for 2 months in advance. Here are some scenes from the day

Roadblock on Westside Highway at Houston St.

Motorcade to take Obama from heliport to the GZ site; saw the chopper fly in and land

Freedom Tower a.k.a World Trade Center 1

9/11 memorial at Battery Park: 3000-plus flags, one for each victim

Commerative fire engine

Hopefully business as usual tomorrow.

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