A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
September 11 Tenth Anniversary
Amy Toyen was a 24 year old, newly engaged woman from Avon, Connecticut. On September 11, 2001, she was on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center. She became one of the 3,000 victims who died in the attacks.
Amy's high school raised funds for a statue to celebrate her life. It is in a garden at Avon Free Public Library. Because she was a voracious reader who still loved her Teddy bears, the sculptor -- Marilyn Thrall -- depicted her as a five year old girl.
Flag photos by Robert Carley of Darien, Connecticut, exhibited in the Connecticut State Capitol.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
beautiful, jack. thank you for your sensitivity and restraint.
This is very touching. Thank you for sharing it.
No matter the country where we are from, this day will remain in everyone's memory. Very moving tribute.
Wonderful tribute Jack, let there never be another event like this, I hope as a nation you are allowed the chance to grieve this day in peace.
It is a lovely memorial. Her face looks so innocent.
Poignant, it's a beautiful tribute...
This memorial touched my heart.
Wonderful tribute, tears as we remember.
The sculptor did a brilliant, touching work.
God bless you!
What a lovely tribute for this young woman lost in such a horrific event. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you for sharing, Jack. A lovely tribute. We'll never forget.
What a beautiful sculpture... But I would rather it had not had to be made.
Very nice tribute. It personalizes a huge event. Thank you.
Nice one Jack!
Sweet post Jack!
This is a wonderful tribute and personal story of how we have been affected across our country (and beyond) by that day. Thanks for letting us know about an individual, Amy.
Wonderful tribute. I really like the statue showing her compassion for reading and learning about the world.
What a beautiful photo of such a lovely tribute.
So much sadness even in a sweet image.
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Lovely tribute, so sad memories...
Very nice memorial. Terrific idea by her classmates.
A very sweet reminder. SO many lives lost and changed in that terrible tragedy. May we always stand strong together.
This is a wonderful post, Jack.
And so was your comment on my blog today. Thank you so much.
What a lovely statue to remember a young, innocent woman! Nice posting on the anniversary of a horrific day, Jack!
Post a Comment