Wordless Wednesday Carol September 14, 2011 Photo Wordless Wednesday Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestMoreEmailTumblrPrintLike this:Like Loading... Previous PostGuest Post: Lilian Duval, author of You Never Know Next PostBBAW: Community, Part 2 7 Comments Carol September 14, 2011 at 10:56 am 8 years ago Reply Above is a photo of St. Paul’s Chapel I took when my mom, brother, and I went to New York in 2008. The rear of St. Paul’s Chapel faces Church Street, opposite the east side of the World Trade Center site. On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center came under terrorist attack and both towers crashed to the ground. St. Paul’s Chapel remained standing, thanks in large part to a tree in the churchyard that shielded the blast. Nevertheless, the building and churchyard were covered in inches of dust from the Twin Towers’ collapse. After engineers inspected the building and pronounced it fit for occupancy, rescue workers, police officers, and firefighters began to come to the Chapel to eat and rest. For eight months, hundreds of volunteers worked 12 hour shifts around the clock, serving meals, making beds, counseling and praying with fire fighters, construction workers, police and others. Ryan September 14, 2011 at 11:38 am 8 years ago Reply I love cemeteries, especiallythose connected to a church. They are so peaceful and full of history. bermudaonion (Kathy) September 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm 8 years ago Reply What a great photo to post after 9/11. carol September 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm 8 years ago Reply memorable photo – memorable place… bookworm September 14, 2011 at 6:53 pm 8 years ago Reply Great shot of St. Pauls caite@a lovely shore breeze September 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm 8 years ago Reply what a sense of atmosphere..great photo. Kailana September 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm 8 years ago Reply Great picture! Leave a comment Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.