We recently had the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11. I was in Grapevine, Texas on that day and decided to visit the memorial and pay my respects to those that were lost. I had no idea how extensive the memorial was despite driving past it a few hundred times. I’m glad I took the time to visit and hope you will too if you’re ever in the area.
The 9/11 memorial sits at the corner of Northwest Highway and Texan Trail. It was built as a memorial to the flight crews who lost their lives on that tragic day. The center of the memorial features a 14-foot high bronze sculpture with five figures representing two pilots, two flight attendants, and a child. The sculpture faces West on a compass rose. There are engraved pavers that encircle the sculpture. The granite slabs are engraved with the names of the pilots and the crew members who were lost that day.
In addition to the sculpture dedicated to the flight crew, there are additional artifacts at this site. There is a piece of metal from the World Trade Center, a piece of stone from the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and two limestone fragments from the Pentagon. There is also a bronze statue of a firefighter along with a memorial to the 343 firefighters that lost their lives that day as well.
I’m a very emotional person and being at this memorial made my heart ache a little as tears flowed from my eyes. Visiting places such as these put life into perspective. We should enjoy each day with a grateful heart, hug our loved ones and do our part to make the world a better place.
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