The other day when I was driving around San Antonio, I stopped by the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial that I have driven by a couple times since I moved down here.
The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial is right off of US Interstate 90 West near Lackland Air Force base. I had to find my way there on the access roads (I only had to turn around once). The Memorial looked in good shape, the water founatains were not flowing as they should have been. But it was clean and seemed peaceful considering it was next to a busy highway.
The structures alone are would have made a great memorial, but when you are standing in front of the all of the names of the victims killed… it’s amazing. Even after eight years, I still get teared up.
They say that over 60,000 motorists a day on US Interstate 90 West, but on that day, I was the only one there at the Memorial. If you have not had the chance to stop by to see the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial, you should, it is a way to remember and never forget what happened.
San Antonio 9/11 Memorial
September 11, 2001 will live in the mind of every American throughout time. The 911 memorial in San Antonio stands as a tribute to all of the mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on that dreadful day. America will never forget 9/11/01. San Antonio will never forget.
The San Antonio 9/11 memorial was built in remembrance of the innocent victims who have died at the hands of terrorists anywhere in the world. New Life Christian Center, which is across the street, built the memorial and gave it to the city. The entire landmark is 10,000 square feet and features 4 different structures representing the four planes used in the terrorist attacks. A 36 foot tall stainless steel tower with an eternal flame at the top is opposite the memorial wall. The memorial lists the names of all 3,067 killed on 9/11/2001 and plans are to list all additional names 9/11 memorial never forget of terrorist victims since the 9/11 attacks.
The memorial landmark is on highway 90 West near Lackland Air Force base and sits in view of Wilford Hall Medical Center. Seeing all of the names of innocent victims is a moving experience one will not forget. We will never forget 9/11.
Click here to see more of the pictures I took at the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial.
Next to the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial was the Galilee Prayer Garden — it was very peaceful there.
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