View 192: New York State Fair Remembers 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers, is the subject of this year's sand sculpture in the Center of Progress building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers, is the subject of this year's sand sculpture in the Center of Progress building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EV +0.3, 70mm focal length.

Soon, the United States will be remembering the events of 10 years ago. On that unforgettable day, terrorists hijacked commercial airplanes and turned them into cruise missiles. Flying them into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D. C..  A fourth airliner crashed in rural Pennsylvania as passengers rebelled knowing what had happened to the Twin Towers.

This year, the New York State Fair pays tribute to the victims and heros of 9/11 from the sand sculpture in the Center of Progress building, a memorial in front of the Horticulture building with part of a steel beam from one of the World Trade Center towers and hosting the touring exhibit, New York Remembers, containing artifacts, informational graphics and photographs which tell the story of September 11, 2001.

A family remembering and learning about the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in the New York Remembers exhibit at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

A family remembering and learning about the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in the New York Remembers exhibit at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 2000, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length.

A broken steel beam from one of the towers of the World Trade Center is the centerpiece of the 9/11 Memorial on the New York State Fairgrounds.  Along with the informational plaques, there are keepsakes and photographs donated from victim’s families to help bring the memories of 9/11 and their lives to those who view the memorial.

People standing before the 9/11 Memorial in front of the Horticulture building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

People standing before the 9/11 Memorial in front of the Horticulture building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 48mm focal length.

Last month, my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York, got a reminder of how the world changed on 9/11.  We gave a hero’s welcome to Marine Corporal Kyle Schneider when his body was returned from Afghanistan after losing his life in combat.

The brick of Baldwinsville resident, Kyle R. Schneider, at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Horticulture building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.

The brick of Baldwinsville resident, Kyle R. Schneider, at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Horticulture building at The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 32mm focal length.

It has been almost ten years since 9/11 and our families,  friends, neighbors, our children, our grand-children and generations to come have inherited a brave new world.

I have put together a gallery of photos called CNY Remembers 9/11 of more images of the sand sculpture, exhibits and memorials found in and around central New York.

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14 Responses to View 192: New York State Fair Remembers 9/11

  1. montucky says:

    The sculpture in that first photo sure says a lot!

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  2. milkayphoto says:

    WOW – that is awesome! I do hope this exhibit travels to the BigE! The sculpture and beam are both amazing. Can’t believe it has been 10 years…

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    • The New York Remembers traveling exhibit is not scheduled to leave the state this year, Tracy. Maybe in the future or do they have something in Boston?

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      • milkayphoto says:

        I did some looking online and there doesn’t appear to be anything really special happening in Boston for the anniversary. Yes, there is a film at the Boston Public Library, and a bike ride and a concert at Tufts, but I suppose states are allowing New York to have its day (as it should).

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  3. kanniduba says:

    The NYS Museum in Albany has a permanent exhibit…a room filled with items from that dreadful day, including steel beams from the Trade Center and an FDNY fire truck. It is a very moving experience to walk through that exhibit.
    I typically try not to dwell on each anniversary. I always take a private moment to remember, but choose instead to dwell in the present in gratitude and optimism. However, this 10th will be different.

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  4. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years already… I still remember where I was when I heard about what happened.
    The sculpture is amazing!

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  5. Donna LaForte says:

    Many people for many years will remember the 9/11 pain from that tragedy and we will always bow our heads and give a prayer of thank you, we will always stand united no matter what our country goes through. But tell me how do we handle what our own government is putting us through? Where do we turn when poor judgement is thrown at us? No matter what is being tried to give us… or thrown at us.. always remember IN GOD WE TRUST<<<<God Bless America! Hugs to all the countries who supported us, hugs to you all

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    • Thank you for your comment and wonderful sentiments about 9/11 and America.

      You pose good questions in the middle. Americans need to get more involved in the government. Not just in voting but in voicing their concerns, opinions and ideas to those elected members of Congress and state and local governments. I have heard many people complain. Much fewer who are willing to go the extra mile and takes those complaints to the people who were elected to be our representatives. Not members of a political party to vote how they are told to vote. Sadly, as much as I support a free press, I know many people who will not get involved in politics due to the fact they will have to put up with constant questions and investigations into their private lives. Events of the past will be brought up and exposed. I don’t know about you but I have things in my past I would not want brought out in a public forum. Nor should I have to be afraid that it would be.

      We, the People, have the power if we choose to use it. I have not seen America’s people, my people, willing to do so over the last decade.

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  6. Nye says:

    The sand sculpture looks amazing. It has been 10 years but it seems like yesterday for many of us.

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  7. Thank you for posting about this. I saw a picture of the sculpture from a friend and the whole thing is very touching. I wish I could be there to see it for myself.

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