We Remember

Seventeen years ago today, America was shattered.

Westport was not spared on September 11, 2001. Neighbors and former residents were among the nearly 3,000 people from around the world who were killed that awful day.

Years before they fell, Ted Horowitz photographed the majestic Twin Towers.

(Photo/copyright Ted Horowitz)

He’s a Westporter now. His images capture the beauty of our town, and the many wonderful people who live here.

His photos are moments in time. They preserve forever the way things were.

Because — as we all learned on that clear, beautiful Tuesday morning — it takes just one instant for the world to change, forever.

8 responses to “We Remember

  1. Chip Stephens SHS '73

    Everyone take a moment to say a prayer or just remember all those that passed that bright sky day 17 years ago, we watched the smoke from Compo, we stared at the television with great disbelief and fears. And for a very short time we were together as a country and focused on preserving our lives, our nation and finding a way to make it all right somehow.
    God bless all the fallen and God bless America.

  2. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    It’s a time to remember, to think back, to pray. It’s a time to be thankful and sorrowful. And definitely to ask that God bless our country and those who serve to make it the place we love and live in. Mr. Horowitz’s photograph is the most beautiful one of the Twin Towers I have ever seen.

  3. Mr. Horowitz’s photograph of the Twin Towers is an exquisite reminder of innocence lost on this day of remembrance.

  4. My wife’s second cousin, John Pocher, died in the World Trade Center. He was in his 30s. Also, my nephew, Joe, married Jennifer Soto whose cousin, Victoria Soto, was one of the teachers who died in the Newton school shooting. It’s hard to believe we were “touched” in both tragedies!

    • Mary Cookman Schmerker SHS '58

      Please accept my deepest sympathy for your losses. Unexpected tragic losses are the hardest. To have those who are young and healthy snatched from you is the most difficult type of loss. Their lives are still important as they live on in your memories.

  5. It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s the World Trade Center or a family wedding: Ted Horowitz’s photos never fail to make me stop, look, think and react.

  6. Beautiful … and stirring.

    Thank you!