Let Freedom Ring - in Memoriam

 
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On Saturday I looked out the beautifully restored windows of the Registration Room at Ellis Island, amazed and humbled over the arduous journey our forebears took, seeking a better life for their families.

This is the same view they would have witnessed, the Statue of Liberty at their backs, on that fateful morning of September 11, 2007.

This is my quiet tribute to all who perished. And my pride in not only my countrymen who rallied and stood tall - but also to so very many, throughout the World, who supported us through the time that followed.

Perhaps, one day, Freedom will ring for ALL humanity.

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TravlynWomyn - Apr 18, 2008 08:07 AM EDT
Thank you so much for your comments, Alandra, Ikka and Alex. Since creating this I've had several requests from servicemen for printable copies - at least one is hanging in a VFW post in Florida due to the fact that it affects everyone. Vicki
alandrapal - Mar 28, 2008 10:30 PM EDT
have only just seen this, Vicky, and am echoing all the other comments. My daughter was telling me about the show that seems to be the same one Don mentioned. She and her daughter also visited the site when they were there last summer, and told me of their feelings while there.
whittler113 - Feb 11, 2008 06:38 PM EDT
Very nicely done Vicki and a very nice tribute.
Guest - Sep 11, 2007 12:04 PM EDT
Thank you for your encouraging feedback, Don and Mary. I've been reading several survivor and family stories in the New York papers. The aftermath is even more tragic as it continues to erode lives from the dust contamination, yet many people who survived have turned to more humanitarian careers. So many lessons from so much heartbreak and horror. Vicki
Guest - Sep 11, 2007 11:29 AM EDT
Vicki, I agree with all of the above comments. It is a hauntingly beautiful and emotional tribute to 911.
Guest - Sep 11, 2007 11:01 AM EDT
A beautiful piece of work and fitting tribute Vicki. 911 will never be forgotten. I watched a show the other night after work about a marine hero who was involved in 911. A group of people built him and his family a beautiful new home. I think I lost about a pint of fluid, it was very emotional. He loves this country and the flag and all it stands for, like many of us. This is a great piece of work you have created. Thanks. Don
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 09:39 PM EDT
Thank you for your kind words, Tania.
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 07:41 PM EDT
What a wonderful tribute for a horrid day.
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 05:44 PM EDT
Thank you, Carol. There was so much emotion built up within me after seeing The City and Ellis Island on Saturday that I had to create something special everyone could relate to.
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 04:45 PM EDT
Beautiful!!! Carol

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