Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11 Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago, the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon changed how we view the world.

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.



28 comments:

Steffe said...

Nice tribute.

brattcat said...

beautiful, jack. thank you for your sensitivity and restraint.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is very touching. Thank you for sharing it.

Birdman said...

Perfect!

Malyss said...

No matter the country where we are from, this day will remain in everyone's memory. Very moving tribute.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

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.

Lois said...

It is a lovely memorial. Her face looks so innocent.

Karen Xavier said...

Poignant, it's a beautiful tribute...

Kate said...

This memorial touched my heart.

Regina K said...

Wonderful tribute, tears as we remember.

Cezar and Léia said...

The sculptor did a brilliant, touching work.
God bless you!
Cezar

Randy said...

Very nice.

Sharon said...

What a lovely tribute for this young woman lost in such a horrific event. Thanks for sharing it.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you for sharing, Jack. A lovely tribute. We'll never forget.

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

What a beautiful sculpture... But I would rather it had not had to be made.

Kay said...

Very nice tribute. It personalizes a huge event. Thank you.

RedPat said...

Nice one Jack!

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet post Jack!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

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.

Bises,
Genie

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wonderful tribute. I really like the statue showing her compassion for reading and learning about the world.

JM said...

What a beautiful photo of such a lovely tribute.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

So much sadness even in a sweet image.

Elenka said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

VP said...

Lovely tribute, so sad memories...

SRQ said...

Very nice memorial. Terrific idea by her classmates.

Halcyon said...

A very sweet reminder. SO many lives lost and changed in that terrible tragedy. May we always stand strong together.

Lynette said...

This is a wonderful post, Jack.

And so was your comment on my blog today. Thank you so much.

Leif Hagen said...

What a lovely statue to remember a young, innocent woman! Nice posting on the anniversary of a horrific day, Jack!