Powerful 2018 photo of One World Trade Center poking through the clouds will inspire hope in you today
Today we remember the stories and faces of those we lost 18 years ago on 9/11—and we will never forget the sacrifices of the police officers, firefighters, and first responders who risked everything to save others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and survivors of 9/11/2001. You are all loved and there is hope for the future.
Standing as a beacon of hope, the One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the western hemisphere.
A powerful photo taken from an airborne plane on Sept. 11, 2018 paid tribute to the lives lost 18 years ago.
In the picture, all of New York City is obscured by clouds — except for what appears to be the One World Trade Center, which pokes into the beautiful sunrise – and the plane’s engine takes up the foreground of this inspiring shot.
Just took off from Newark, and there’s One World Trade Center standing tall above the clouds. pic.twitter.com/SaQv5yD9s5
— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) September 11, 2018
Peter Lattman was flying out of New Jersey on the morning of Sept. 11, 2018, when he claimed to snap the moving photograph. Lattman tweeted, “Just took off from Newark, and there’s One World Trade Center standing tall above the clouds.”
One World Trade Center opened 13 years after the attack, in 2014. “The New York City skyline is whole again, as One World Trade Center takes its place in Lower Manhattan,” Patrick Foye, the then-executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said at the time.
We will never, ever forget the innocent lives lost and the sacrifice of those who lost their lives trying to save others. We will continue to move on with love and hope. We will also never forget that America has always and will always pull together in times of great doubt and terror. And that’s why we have hope for the future. Because good does exist in this world and we will always be committed to sharing the Majic of it.