For some, the indelible mark that destruction brought us 9 years ago can never be forgotten. Through many parts of this country, if not globally, our concern for safety became a hyper need. Yet the media, per some on social media sites, has reduced the tragedy’s event to something else. Heroic acts have been blemished and circumvented by re-interpretations of what 9-11 means. It’s both the tragedy of great loss, unprovoked and still unanswered, and the constant politicizing and maneuvering by so many who want to capitalize on the moment.
Granted America rebuilds in funny ways. The promotion of our own tragedy is in itself an economic act – one that, when offered legitimately and accurately, can be a honorable reminder to never forget a prosperous, educated way of life – American, democratic and capitalist. Although a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin memorialized the tragedy and, from the ashes, America’s potential for rebirth with his single frame photograph. Contact a gallerym.com consultant for additional details today.