Saturday, September 24, 2011

World Trade Center- 9/11 Memorial - #3272 - A Visit to the 9/ll Memorial - Hot Air


A Visit to the World Trade Center - 9/11 Memorial - Hot Air - Yesterday I (Ed Morrissey) arrived in New York City to attend the DurbanWatch conference today, but I had other plans for my first day in Manhattan. Earlier this week, I got a press pass to see the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, the first time since 1974 that I had seen what had been the original World Trade Center Plaza. I couldn’t get a regular visitor pass, as the wait time for a reservation has stretched out to two months. The memorial does have standby lines, but they want to keep the grounds from getting too crowded for people to appreciate the memorial’s worth, and obviously to reflect the ongoing security concerns.  When I arrived late in the afternoon, a ceremony had already begun adjacent to the North Pool. I didn’t find out until it was nearly over that the city was honoring Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer, the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam. I shot some video of the ceremony — as close as I could get to it — and near the end of this video, you’ll see Sgt. Meyer walking past me as the ceremony ends. Music was provided by the NYPD’s piper and drum corps:  Read more....... AW: Please watch this video at least to the music from the bagpipes, so very beautiful.  the entire clip is so worth your time to view.  







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