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To remember 9/11

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

In remembrance of 9/11

I love these watercolors…Several weeks before 9/11, my entire family gathered from across the country to  celebrate my dad’s birthday on a boat that left from Battery Park’s harbor.  We’ve been told that the flag aboard that boat, The Star of America, was the same flag that was placed atop the rubble just a few weeks later.  It was a traumatic time for us as several members of our family were caught in the chaos, were evacuated, and we did not know their whereabouts for 18 agonizing hours.

Bob did two paintings in the weeks following 9/11 – one which showed the throngs of hurting people lining up outside St. Paul’s Chapel to show their respects and to peer in disbelief at the wreckage.  And one of Trinity Episcopal, built in 1846 for a parish founded in 1697, and including St. Paul’s Chapel, “Manhattan’s oldest public building in continuous use – a place where George Washington worshiped and 9/11 recovery workers received round-the-clock care.”    We will ALWAYS remember 9/11…

Trinity Church St. Paul's Chapel