Ten years ago today the events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the world and it is something that we should never forget. Remember the people who died, the rescue workers who died trying to save other peoples' lives, our military who even as I write this are still at war.....never forget one moment of that day!!! The events of that day changed each and every one of our lives forever.
REMEMBER!!! REBUILD!!!! RISE!!!
I woke up this past Sat. morning knowing that I wanted to make something in honor of that day. I went onto Steve Good's website and found exactly what I was looking for. Steve is a scroll saw artist who makes patterns and puts them on the web for everyone to use. Steve is a great artist and a great person for putting his patterns out for all to use.
Again I give Steve Good thanks and credit for this amazing pattern. I cut the pattern out of quarter inch thick poplar and red oak. The back pieces are stained rosewood, the towers are red oak, the fire fighters are natural stain and the words are painted black. NEVER FORGET!!
My Fiance' and I have fallen in love with NYC. We go there at least once a year. We just love the people, the energy, food, sites, sounds, smells, just everything about the city. NYC is where we took our first vacation together, its where this past May we got engaged over looking the Statue of Liberty, on that same trip was also when we got osoma. Needless to say NYC has a special place in our hearts.
When we go we stay in Jersey City which is just across the river from NYC, actually the hotel we stay at is right at the entrance of the Holland Tunnel. We take the path from Jersey City into the city and the stop that we come up into the city is at Ground Zero. This past May when we were there was when we got osoma. We popped out of the path into the crazy media from all over the world at Ground Zero, military was everywhere you looked. One of the first things we did was find a street vendor selling American flags, we found one pretty quickly and we both put the flags in our backpacks to show our support and to show that we are proud Americans. We were interviewed a couple of times and had our photo taken more times that we know. One question I got asked more than once was "Are you afraid?" My answer was the same every time.....No I am not one bit scared, look around you, there is military everywhere and you can not be scared, if you are scared they win. You have to live your life to show them that they did not win.
Every time we are at Ground Zero families are there leaving flowers, letters, photos, etc.. at the now construction site. These people will never forget.
Here are some photos of our last trip to NYC.
While cutting this piece, thinking about the events of 9/11 and knowing that we are going to NYC in a few weeks I have decided that I am going to place this piece at Ground Zero, it doesn't matter if its on a fence, on the ground, if it only lasts one day. If one person is reminded to never forget it was well worth it.
Enjoy and stay tuned for whats next.