A Facebook group called “The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center” is a growing group of more than 10,000 people who loved the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.
Every day, people post photos, memories and recollections of the towers. To many Americans the towers were an idealized memory that most never experienced firsthand.
For millions of New Yorkers, the towers were the tallest thing in the sky, and as reliable as the sky is blue. You could look up and use them to guide where you were going. They were practical and idealistic as the same time. They were simply always there. They were New York City.
Thousands of people worked in the towers every day and millions more commuted past them and visited them. They were not just part of the New York City ethos – they were the ethos; a beacon for how great the city was, and that anything was possible in the greatest city on earth.
When the towers came down after the radical Islamic terrorist attack on 9/11, done by those who want to destroy America and the Western way of life, terrorists didn’t just take down buildings and kill thousands of innocent people: they hit millions of NYC Metro-area residents – and all Americans – right in the heart.
Millions were and still are emotionally connected to the towers. That connection is hard to explain.
This is not a group of overtly, flag-posting patriotic, political people. However, around 9/11, the members of the group do post a tremendous amount of patriotic material. It’s a group of people that simply remembers the towers as millions experienced them – just there, every day, to look at while eating lunch, to ride the elevator and just a staple of daily live in New York City.
This is a group of people that still needs or wants – or both – to see the towers every day, just as they did before the Twin Towers came crashing down on the most horrific day in American history.