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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Dedicated

President Bush today dedicated the Pentagon Memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks in D.C.; the memorial is centered on 184 benches, one for each of the victims. Its beauty is in its understated symbolism:

Here's a view of the memorial at night:

Steeljaw Scribe has a powerful essay on his memories of that day that's well worth a read.

As the motto of the newly-christened USS New York (LPD 21) says: "Never Forget".

Update 1112 11 Sep: The COMSUBFOR PAO office released a picture from today of the officers and crew of USS Newport News (SSN 750) honoring the fallen of seven years ago:

11 Comments:

Blogger AirmanMom said...

I watched the ceremony for the Pentagon Memorial this morning... truly moving. Thank you for this necessary post.

9/11/2008 11:43 AM

 
Anonymous chrys said...

Great choice of photos. Seems as though people still have September 11th in their hearts. Thanks!

9/11/2008 2:21 PM

 
Anonymous The Boise Picayune said...

I don't normally find much to admire above the waves; but as a New Yorker (there's no such thing as an "Ex" New Yorker), I am fond of the USS New York.

Even having focused on it @ http://theboisepicayune.blogspot.com/2008/09/life-liberty-and-pursuit-of-all-who.html

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9/11/2008 3:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anon E. Moose said...

Attended the ceremony this morning at the Pentagon..very nicely done. Good remarks from Adm Mullen, Secretary Gates, and the President.

Didn't get to see the monument first hand, but from what I've seen, I'm impressed.

9/11/2008 3:55 PM

 
OpenID fastnav said...

Good on the crew of the New News for taking the time to remember.

Wish more of America would do the same.

9/11/2008 5:02 PM

 
Anonymous alan said...

Man, that memorial at night is stucking funning. Some genius designed that, and I hope to see it some day.

9/11/2008 6:50 PM

 
Blogger Jay said...

Thanks Joel. Just watched the replay of the ceremony on CSPAN. Difficult to recall those days without becoming emotional.

9/11/2008 8:33 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goods sentiment Newport News, but the cynical nuke in me says that just quietly doing their job would be a better testiment than doing a photo op. Would the time have been better spent doing maintenance, preserving, training, etc..? Or perhaps just giving the Sailors the day off? (heresy!!)
Everything has a cost in time or treasure, including photo ops.

But, in any event, their hearts are in the right place.

Just keepin' it real...

9/12/2008 7:51 AM

 
OpenID fastnav said...

Yeah, that's a cynical nuke comment.

And like most cynical nuke comments, it's probably right.

:)

9/12/2008 12:04 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, yeah.... Newport News. The best thing you can do for public affairs is not collide again.

9/12/2008 5:45 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!

In all seriousness, yesterday was great. I felt like it was more reverent than previous 9/11 anniversaries.

Let's find Osama and string 'em up!!

9/12/2008 5:47 PM

 

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