Remembering September 11

It was my senior year of high school when a friend alerted me that a plane had struck one of the World Trade Center towers in New York. A few years earlier, he and I had travelled to NYC. Though we didn't ascend the twin towers on that trip, the iconic structures towered over other skyscrapers so that if you saw them then you would be able to figure out your bearings.

A few years before that trip, I remember walking the underground shops stories below the 110-story skyscrapers. September 11 was emotional for all Americans and we will not forget the tragedy of that day.

Ground Zero in 2004
In 2004, Mrs. Kaintuckeean and I visited NYC. During our trip, we stopped by Ground Zero. During law school, I twice ventured to New York City with a classmate (NRK, who helped me to get Kaintuckeean off the ground and remains a contributor). On each of those trips, we checked in on the progress at Ground Zero. By 2009, significant progress was underway on the One World Trade Center (construction took place from 2006 to 2013).

Ground Zero in 2009
But one of my other memories of New York City's World Trade Center was found along a country road in Rockcastle County later in 2009. I happened upon the sleepy town of Livingston (which has since been reborn as a Trail Town) where a now-gone memorial to the twin towers took my breath away. I paused and remembered.

Today, we all will again pause and remember.

A 9/11 Memorial in Livingston, Ky. ca. 2009
* The first picture above is also of the 9/11 Memorial that was once in Livingston.