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 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.
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.
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.