A day to remember

I’m sure we all have our stories , where we were , what we were doing in the day . September 11th , is that day for me . Previous generations would say Kennedy assassination , Pearl Harbor etc. the moment that seems like yesterday.

My story thankfully doesn’t include people I knew in the tower . I just happened to be living in the area and just recently moved back to New Jersey from Ohio within a year or 2 of this event .

For me , it was a time I had 3 Russian staying with me on a work and travel J-1 visa And also a group of Bulgarians and Lithuanians who were staying with a friend . At my work at the time we would have groups of exchange students who would work for us and we would give them a place to stay .

On this particular morning we had a plan , the Russians needed to go to NYC , the rest of us would take my car and another and head down to Washington DC. So at about 8- 8:30 that morning I dropped the girls off at the train station and went to meet with the others to head south . Listening to CD ‘s in the car someone got a message on a mobile phone of the day after the 1st plane hit , we turned on the radio and heard the 2nd plane as well as the pentagon attack . So needless to say , we turned around as we knew DC would be locked down . New York as well was locked down , couldn’t get into city if you tried . After all was over , the Russians were trapped in the city and with all the commotion it was 3-4 days when I would finally would hear from them to know that they were ok .

Since the 10th anniversary of this tragedy I try to get to the city on that day . Yesterday was no exception, I visit the memorial pool during the day and as the evening comes in I try to find a spot to see the tribute lights .

Here are a few photos from September 11th , 2019 .


Written by steveedreff

Steve Edreff is a photographer who is currently located in New Jersey and normally works out of New York City. Currently Steve has holds New York City Media pass as well as being a contributor to Getty Images and Istock. With the media pass Steve has been a photographer on hand for most parades and media events throughout NYC. The his preference is doing photoshoots with different style dancers , he also has photoed at New York Cities fashion week , photoshoots with Mrs. New Jersey, New York, Vermont , and Pennsylvania. Along with the photography , he has created an independent magazine "Street Views" that includes dancers and traditional style photography.

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