Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Gathering Place

A Gathering Place
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At 7 PM tonight, many Seattlites will gather for a candlelight vigil in West Seattle at the foot of Lady Liberty on Alki Beach to honor the lives of those killed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. This statue, erected on the beach by City Council and local Boy Scouts in 1952, was a spontaneous gathering place for thousands of people to mourn, reflect and leave candles and mementos directly after the attacks (click to see photo) . Lady Liberty was recast in bronze in 2007 and set upon a new pedestal in a thoughtfully designed new plaza on the beach. Many other events of remembrance are planned throughout the city.

3 comments:

Birdman said...

Peace.

Madge said...

We Will Never Forget ~ 09.11.2001, may God bless us as we heal from this American tragedy.

nathalie said...

Good to hear that Seattlites have a place to gather and mourn. We need such places to bring the community together. I know your whole country feels the same, and the rest of the world too. 9/11 commemorations were very much followed in France yesterday.