Sunday, September 11, 2005

Liberty Still Endures
33 1/2" X 20 1/2"

9/11 one year later. While the memories of smoke, debris and death remain, open borders on the top and right remind us that the darkness is lifting. We have endured. Pentagon shapes quietly mingle among the buildings and boldly maintain the torch of Freedom. The events of 9/11 have only made our military stronger, and their protection, seen and unseen, is everywhere America needs them. Liberty's torch shines beyond the borders, illustrating that, as terrorism knows no borders, neither does Freedom. One year later, Liberty Still Endures.

Ann Flaherty November 27, 2002

Four years later, these words still invoke strong emotion for me, for I truly believe that we are and have made progress against terrorism, that all those lives lost were not in vain. Please join me in remembering all who suffered as a result of the attacks of September 11th, and pray that we all find our way beyond the pain of that day to a stronger, unified United States of America.

Liberty Still Endures was the third in my Liberty Endures Series, and made in response to an invitation from
"El 11 de setiembre a trav├ęs del Quilt", an exhibit coordinated by Carolyn Veshlage and Carolyn Underwood and sponsored by the US Embassy in Costa Rica. I am still proud of my participation in this project. This quilt, and all the quilts of the exhibit, continue to cause an emotional reaction for me. You can view the entire exhibit at: http://www.clvquilts.com/CostaRica.htm

Ann
September 11, 2005


3 comments:

jenclair said...

I love this quilt. On the 9-11 anniversary, I thought about how the date had been overshadowed by Katrina. This quilt shows so much about hope, however, and the resilience of a city and a nation. It serves as both a reminder and an inspiration.

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Ros said...

Just wanted you to know that Australia is remembering too.