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I Will Never Forget

Cheaper Than Therapy


St. Paul's Chapel. Across the street from the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. (click on the picture for a larger image.)
This chapel was untouched by the collapse of those two towers. This chapel became a haven for all who volunteered, and for those that needed to express their fear, anguish and loss. At this chapel all could find a hot meal, medical attention, words of comfort, and a place to rest their head. When volunteers left the site they left behind a symbol of themselves, their badges. And those badges are what cover this cloak.
The words on the above picture read;
"Everyone had a breaking point. Tormented by the realities at Ground Zero workers turned to the chapel for comfort. Volunteer counselors and clergy greeted the workers with compassion and love. In the pews, workers whispered their stories and unburdened their minds. Volunteers and workers cried, prayed and found solace in the communal warmth at St. Paul's."



This day is a perfect day to have you visit Tiffany at The R Family Diaries. She is holding The Pay It Forward contest. We do need to do this for each other more often, don't we? Go visit and pay it forward.

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16 comments:

  1. I didn't know this story.... awesome, thanks for sharing.

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  2. great post as usual, Ann.


    Thanks

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  3. I hadn't heard of this chapel. What a great post for the day. And good luck at Tiffany's. I think it's pretty great too. Especially when others come to my site to tell me how great I am. :)

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  4. That's incredible...were those badges of police who had come that far to help out? Not sure how many years it will be before this is not a traumatic day.

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  5. Amazing. What a lovely post.

    Just wanted to say Hi. And thanks for the word over at Tiffany's if you win I really think you should have it. But thanks for thinking of me. God Bless you and yours.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the story. It was awesome.


    Happy Thursday!

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  7. Great post Ann! What an amazing story behind the chapel, thanks for sharing today!!

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  8. thank you for your kind words on my blog. I'm so thankful to Tiffany for bringing me wonderful people to my blog.

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  9. I am off to check off the Pay It Forward contest!
    Great post, Ann!

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  10. What an amazing story, thank you so much for sharing it with us, I never knew this!

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  11. This is a great story, thanks for sharing it. :)

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  12. Wow. I am honored that my little contest was included in this touching post.

    I remember going to Vegas a few weeks after 911. The New York New York hotel has a replica statue of liberty. It became an impromtu memorial where hundreds of fire fighters left t-shirts.

    Amazing.

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  13. Wonderful post...it was a very sad day...

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  14. I wrote about 9/11 yesterday too...how can you not? I'm so glad that I found you...I'm totally psyched for the GNOs. Too bad they aren't on Tuesdays (that's my night off), but I'll make it happen!
    Now...enough playing, must go back to work!

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  15. Thanks for checking on us...Ike tore Texas up pretty bad! We are pretty far north and just getting a lot of rain/wind.

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