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The Long Road to China.
This beautiful view is from Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. It's not really an island, more like a peninsula. It is the only shore park in all of Fairfield County, and it is one of the oldest parks in CT. I LOVE the beach, so I LOVE the beach parks. This one was no exception! There is also a nature center here. However, the most memorable part of this park was the Living Memorial. There is a spot in this park, on the very edge of the peninsula, where there is a direct view to lower Manhattan...
My fellow New Yorkers know what that means. 8 years and 10 months ago, on September 11th, 2001, the park-goers at Sherwood Island saw a column of smoke rising from the city. I can never imagine how scared and confused they must have felt, seeing the smoke and then hearing what happened.
That was a tragic event that deeply touched New Yorkers, from far upstate all the way to Battery Park, and still affects us today.