In addition to the numerous marked ceremonies across the U.S., other countries will commemorate with us and remember those killed and injured during 9/11. One such observance will take place in Paris organized by The French Will Never Forget, an association created to foster the relationship America has with France. The main portion of the dayís events will occur at Place Du Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower.
Two symbolic representations of the Twin Towers will stand 10 stories high, and will include inscriptions of the names of the victims of 9/11 along with thousands of messages of condolences previously collected in the U.S. and France (illustration of the upcoming ceremony pictured above).
During the evening vigil, the city of lights, with the twinkling Eiffel Tower, will be touched by the beam of light from atop each of the symbolic Twin Tower representations to illustrate the bond and friendship between the two countries. For details on this upcoming event on September 11, please visit TheFrenchWillNeverForget911.com.
Award winning French photographer and environmental activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand has taken numerous aerial photos of New York City. The release of his new edition of New York From the Air, A Story of Architecture (Abrams; October 2011), originally published in 1998, will include many landmarks built or renovated since the attacks on the city. The new edition will be rich with Arthus-Bertrandís photos, with eighty percent of the images never seen before.
Arthus-Bertrandís mission and gift was to give us a different perspective. This last decade of images of New York City, Arthus-Bertrand states is, "to share this immense pleasure and the photographs that I have taken - this is the meaning of my work: the avowed ambition to reveal a new face of this amazing city, so that anyone who believes he knows it will no longer recognize it, or rather, will rediscover it."
Again, as the voice of an American, thank you to The French Will Never Forget and to individuals like Yann Arthus-Bertrand, for their heart-felt compassion, as we too will never forget. For more on Yann Arthus-Bertrand and his work, visit his web site at YannArthusBertrand.org.
Photos below courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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