We were drawn to the memorial at the Seattle Center ... It was a quiet event, no speeches, just a few fire department personnel and people.
Flowers were placed in the fountain while some sat and others slowly moved around the area in an almost aimless fashion.
Once in a while someone would silently shake hands with the fire fighters. We stayed maybe 30 minutes, feeling a crowd energy rarely experienced. We were one people, filled with resolve and promise. Life would go on, return to normal but each of us knew, we would never forget.
photos taken by Bill Stankus