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The World Trade Center
New York City
April, 1975

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My wife took these photographs on a school trip to New York City in April, 1975.

Though you cannot see them, millions of New Yorkers and visitors were going about their everyday activities, thousands of them at the World Trade Center, which was two years old at the time:

There would be nearly twenty-six and a half years more of mostly ordinary days.

In memory of nearly three thousand who were just getting started with their work and play on what promised to be another ordinary day, up until 8:46 AM, eleven years ago today.

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I’ve never been to New York City, or the Pentagon, or Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but today my thoughts turn to those places and also to this site, which I did see, and I offer these images in memory and tribute to fallen and surviving heroes of September 11, 2001 and April 19, 1995, and all victims of terror and hate:


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Blue Heron, Alexandria, MN, 6:43 AM September 10, 2011

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
– I Corinthians 15:26

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We Remember

Mourning Dove, 6:44 PM, September 11, 2010
60mm Refracting telescope, 17mm eyepiece, LG VX8360 cell phone camera

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