There is a space in the wall where you can look out at the actual crash site. Only family members of these Heroes are permitted on the actual site. On the marble panel is engraved September 11, 2001, which is a little tough to see in this photo.
As I turned to walk back to the car, I caught a glimpse of a strange-looking gate. When I got closer, I realized it was made of wood. I could not find any text around it, but I believe it is made of the trees the plane hit as it crashed, as there are several chunks taken out of the wood that look like something from a plane crash.
Since I cannot leave you on such a "downer" note, I will share my Memorial Day nail design. Having served in the Army and seen several of my "family" pay the ultimate price for freedom, Memorial Day is very special to me. As such, I made my own design for my nails:
And here is how they turned out:
And finally, here is what I posted to Facebook for Memorial Day - my interpretation of keeping what is important in the forefront while enjoying the freedoms that our brave Heroes have given to us: