20 years after 9/11: At Alki Statue of Liberty

Thanks to Allen for the photos. Along with flowers, someone has left a pictorial memorial at the Alki Statue of Liberty, which became a Seattle gathering place after the 9/11 attacks,

While hundreds gathered there for a 10th-anniversary vigil in 2011, nothing formal is planned today/tonight.

SIDE NOTE: On 9/11/2007, the refurbished statue was unveiled. The plaza surrounding it, with a new pedestal for the statue, was dedicated a year later.

16 Replies to "20 years after 9/11: At Alki Statue of Liberty"

  • Shadowtripper September 11, 2021 (10:58 am)

    Doesn’t surprise me that nothing is planned for today.  In schools it is not part of the curriculum or even spoken about.  Sad.

    • WSB September 11, 2021 (12:24 pm)

      (a) I didn’t say nothing is planned – just that nothing was planned at the Alki plaza.

      (b) That is not true. You can find numerous online references to teachers with 9/11 in their curriculum. Such as

    • R2 September 11, 2021 (12:36 pm)

      My middle-schooler, apparently, was learning about it this past week.

    • Yma September 11, 2021 (5:36 pm)

      My high school student has a paper due in Tuesday after interviewing 2 people who lived through that day & the aftermath.  I am one of the interviewees.Remembrances are planned all over, including the Mariners game.

    • CM September 12, 2021 (11:49 am)

      My 5th grader at Arbor Heights had a big discussion about this in her class on Friday. I don’t know how consistently it is being covered in schools but it is definitely being discussed. 

  • StopCuttingDownTrees September 11, 2021 (12:09 pm)

    The impromptu vigil at the statue on the eevening of 9/11 was surreal, quiet, and sad. There were Air National Guard F-15s way  overhead that could be barely heard but not seen. A few pickup trucks had huge American flags flying in their beds. There was tremendous unity that I’ve never seen before, but it was a very scary time. It’s too bad that unity couldn’t be during a time of peace instead of only when war has been declared on us.

  • M September 11, 2021 (12:35 pm)

    It looks like someone took the flowers I placed there yesterday as they aren’t in this picture. 

  • Spurgin September 11, 2021 (1:35 pm)

    My husband, child, and I will be at the statue tonight from around 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We will bring candles and we will honor the lives lost twenty years ago today and in the aftermath of 9/11. Please join us if you like.

    • Spurgin September 11, 2021 (4:08 pm)

      Nope. There is a salsa dancing event happening right at the base of the statue all night long….

      • newnative September 11, 2021 (7:44 pm)

        I was pretty surprised to see that nonsense going on. They moved the memorial too. 

        • Rhonda September 11, 2021 (8:59 pm)

          1) The salsa dancing is not “nonsense” as it’s a annual event at Alki and enjoyed by many. 2) The whole point of recovering from 9/11 is to show that the fundamentalist terrorists didn’t win. Al Quaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS all forbid dancing and music. 3) People had all day to gather at the Statue for a vigil.

        • anonyme September 12, 2021 (7:21 am)

          I agree.  Very disrespectful, especially moving the memorial as if it were just so much detritus in their way.  Salsa dancing is not a political statement against Islamic terrorism; talk about nonsense.   This should have been scheduled for another day or another location, especially on this important anniversary.

  • Kathy September 11, 2021 (2:35 pm)

    The Log House Museum is collecting your remembrances of 9-11.  If your would like to contribute, go to this link: loghousemuseum.org/blog/remembering-september-11-2001

  • Chad September 11, 2021 (7:07 pm)

    Never forget!

  • Babs September 11, 2021 (10:45 pm)

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