I had heard of & have seen pictures of "Standin' on the Corner" Park in Winslow, Arizona, but had never stopped while on the road to & from New Mexico. This time I decided to stop & see check it out. The artwork was done by illusionist mural artist John Pugh & was based on the famous 1972 Eagle's song Take it Easy. It's well worth the visit if you happen to be passing through~ the mural work is awesome.
|The requisite "Flatbed Ford" parked on the corner.|
On a more somber note, Winslow is also home to this "Remembrance Garden," to honor those fallen in the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
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I don't know how many states in the U.S have a memorial such as this. As sad as it was to visit, I think it is important to remember. The steel beams are actual pieces from what was left behind from the World Trade Towers.
As I ran my hand over the twisted metal, I reflected back on the day of the attack. I'm sure every American knows exactly where they were at that moment... and we all shared the horror, fear, grief and the uncertainty in days (weeks, months, years) that followed.
My thoughts drifted to those that were lost, and the grief of their families and loved ones. In a single day~ Sept 11, 2001, the life of every American forever changed...