Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Remembering 9/11...The World Trade Center Museum!

At the RWA Literacy Signing on July 22, 2015.

Debby Giusti here!

As most of you know, the Romance Writers of America National Conference was held in New York City last month. I arrived early to see some of the sights and was deeply moved by the World Trade Center Museum.

If you get to New York, be sure to put the WTC at the top of your Must See List! The museum provides a poignant yet artful remembrance of 9/11 and the heroes who lost their lives that day, as well as the many men and women who worked tirelessly to help others during the attack and in the days that followed.

Hopefully, the pictures I took will give you a short glimpse into what makes the museum so special.

One World Trade Center. Do you see a cross on the side
of the building?

In memory of those who died on 9/11.

A pillar from Ground Zero. Notice the wall of the
tower. The museum sits under the pools.

The words of Virgil mark the entrance to the WTC Museum.

A painful reminder of the brave firefighters who gave their lives
on 9/11.

The Survivors' Stairs: 100 people made
their way to safety down these stairs.

The cross found in the rubble.

One of the many American flags unearthed at
Ground Zero. 

I hope the photos shared here will encourage you to visit the World Trade Center Museum the next time you're in New York City. I spent 41/2 hours in the North Section of the Museum, which focuses on 9/11 and the day before and the day after. I also visited the Memorial to all those who lost their lives that day. Next time, I hope to explore the South Section. Thanks to all those who worked to create such a lasting reminder of that fateful day. May we never forget and always remain vigilant.

God bless the United States of America..."the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Debby Giusti

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Jill Weatherholt said...

Thank you for sharing your moving photos, Debby. The last time I was in NYC they hadn't started construction of the memorial. I look forward to one day visiting the museum.

Jackie Smith said...

Love the photos, Debby....thanks! I will never visit there due to age/health so really enjoyed the tour!
Off to look for your book today.....sounds fantastic!

Debby Giusti said...

Jill, I was so moved by the museum and the displays. Impressive and heart wrenching at the same time! I'm glad I had a free day to spend there. As I mentioned in the blog, it's not to be missed!


Debby Giusti said...

Glad you could catch a glimpse of the WTC Museum from the blog. Photos were not allowed in all of the areas so I only captured a few of the highlights. Very profound, to say the least.

Thanks, Jackie, for your interest in my books! Your kind words made me smile with gratitude.


jcp said...

Thank you for posting the blurb on your book as well.

Debby Giusti said...

Hi jcp!

PERSON OF INTEREST was released today! I'm excited. Hope you enjoy the story!

Danica Favorite said...

Wow this is great! I missed going to the museum when I was there, so I appreciate you sharing the pics!

Jackie Smith said...

Got my copy......found it at my Walmart.....can't wait to read it!

Debby Giusti said...

Danica, it's worth seeing the next time you're in New York. BTW, you hosted a wonderful HQ pajama party. Thanks so much! I know you work hard during the National RWA Conferences! Thanks for all you do, Danica!

Debby Giusti said...

Jackie, thank you for getting PERSON OF INTEREST! On the day after it was released! YAY! Hope you enjoy the story!!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful post. It's so important to remember and not let this slip from our minds now that some time has gone past. I can't wait to read your book !

Debby Giusti said...


I agree about never forgetting what happened on 9/11.

Thanks for mentioning my story! I hope you like the story.

Keli Gwyn said...

I rode past the site in a cab when I was at RWA Nationals three years ago. I'd seen the images on television, but I didn't realize until that day where the site was. NYC was hit right in its heart. I was deeply moved on 9/11 and again that day. The cab driver had been on duty on that fateful day and told me about his experience. By the time he dropped me off at the conference hotel, I was a red-eyed, puffy-faced mess.

Debby Giusti said...

Keli, that's what I looked like after touring the museum. Frequent tears and a constant lump in my throat, yet I'm so glad I experienced the museum...for it is that, an experience that shouldn't be missed.


Pamela Tracy said...

Makes me shiver just looking at the stairs and cross and flag.