9/11 National Memorial -- 2011 (4 Days After 10th Anniversary Opening)





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We visited the new National 9/11 Memorial 4 days after it was opened to the public in the early evening on 9/15/11. After 10 years, the site is still under construction. There are many security checkpoints. One World Trade Center, (still under construction) will soar above NYC at 1,776 feet to be America's tallest building, designed by David M. Childs. The Memorial Pools are placed in the footprints of World Trade Center 1 & 2. The sound of the waterfalls are intense. The North Pool (WTC 1) was very wild, the water was falling fast and multidirectional, spraying so high we got soaked. We hope the speed of the water can be adjusted to slow down... since it did not have a calming effect in this form.

We brought a dozen roses to place on 12 names.

The first rose was for a First Responder, FDNY Michael Weinberg,
This is some information I found online about him:
Age: 34
Residence: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: firefighter, NYFD


A few hours before we went to the Memorial, we posted on Facebook "if there's a name you'd like a flower by, please let us know... A friend responded to please put one for Amy King. "She was a dear friend of a good friend of mine. So special that my friend named her daughter "Amy"....
This is some information I found online about her:
Age: 29
Residence: Stafford Springs, Conn. United States
Occupation: flight attendant on United Flight 175.

United flight attendants Amy King, 29, and her boyfriend, Michael Tarrou, 38, were working together aboard United Flight 175 on Sept. 11.

King and Tarrou had been together since meeting at work in the Boston area a few years before. They moved in together five months ago and lived in Stafford Springs, Conn.

Jeanmarie Wallendorf was one of the two names I was seeking out. I first saw a Missing Persons Flyer of her 10 years ago at the Union Square Memorial. I was taken by how sweet and young she looked. After I took a photo, I spotted the Flyer in many locations around the city devoted to finding the Missing.

As dusk became night, finding her name was not easy, and finally I resorted to using the Computer. Her name is located on Panel S-36 (at the south east corner of the South Memorial Pool)

Here's some information I found online about her:
Age: 23
Residence: New York, NY, United States
Employer: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (their offices were on the 88-89th Floors)


Brooke Jackman was the second name I was seeking out. I also saw on a Missing Person Flyer of her 10 years ago.

I found Brooke's name at the North Memorial Pool.
(The footprint of WTC1)

This is some information I found online about her:
Age: 23
She was an Assistant Trader at Cantor Fitzgerald (they lost 700 employees that day) She worked on the 104th Floor.

Brooke was a giver, volunteering her time to work at soup kitchens, a school or the disabled, and a thrift shop that benefited cancer patients. She even won an award in 1996 from the Nassau County Executive for "scholarship and service."

Brooke had a deep love of reading and a profound interest in helping children.

Here's a link to the Brooke Jackman Foundation:


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