Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

September 11th Memorial

Posted in awareness, photography, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on September 16, 2011

You may not have realized it, but last Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the tragic planes crashes of September 11th, 2001. I know, you would think that somebody would have already reported on this! Maybe that it would even be all over the media….

Sarcasm aside, the recent flag memorial that was installed on Art Hill in St. Louis’ Forest Park really is an incredible visual statement. In an event titled, “America’s Heartland Remembers September 11th, 2001”, several local sponsors teamed up with over 100 police and firefighters to erect nearly 3000, American flags on the hill looking over the Grand Basin. Each flag represents an individual who died on that day, and will be sold for $20/each, with the proceeds going to families of 9/11 victims, at the close of the exhibit.

When you stand looking out over the field of flags, with every one of them fluttering in the wind, you can not help but be moved by the gravity of what is represented.

All pics Nikon D300 with Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G lens.


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