As I write this, I am watching the Live stream of CNN's coverage of the annual reading of the nearly 3,000 names of those Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I had the opportunity to walk down by the 9/11 memorial in NYC this summer. Because we had our kids with us who were very impatient that day, we did not go into the memorial, but I won't ever forget the scene outside of the memorial. People were sitting everywhere just looking at the site, and the Freedom Tower that is currently under construction. In a place that is bustling with activity and noise, this portion of Manhattan was still. It was quiet. It was like nothing I've experienced. It was moving, and it was incredibly sad.
We lived 3,000 miles away on that day. And today, I'm only 75 miles away. My husband and I both know people here in Connecticut who were intimately impacted by the events of that day. My husband now works with people that witnessed the events as they occurred from their previous office location. It is now a very close event for us. It's still so poignant for those of us Americans who experienced that days' events, no matter where we were in our country that day, even after 11 years.
It seems fitting then, that the challenge on the Lily Bee Design blog today, is to commemorate your country by creating a project that focuses on your patriotism for your country and it's colors. Here are a couple sneaks of my cards that I created.
To see the whole cards and to see what Melissa Stinson created, head over to the Lily Bee Design blog here.
Thank you for stopping by today. Let us never forget.