It was in 2015 when I went to see New York City with my daughter, one of the highlights of my life really. We saw Lady Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, and the 9-11 Memorial and Museum, with her.

There was still scaffolding around some of the buildings, evidence of work still being done 14 years after the horrific attack on our Nation. There were stems of roses and little flags inserted into the engraved names of people remembered. There were people there who did remember, and were there holding their hand over the name of a loved one, or leaning over tracing their name with their fingers.

It was a solemn place. There was respect. We all remembered.

I just finished this painting today, in 2023 from a photo I took while there. There were more people there that day, but I think the ones in the painting represent them all.

“At the 9-11 Memorial” – 20″x 20″- Oil ©2023 Bohlender

God bless our America. Love her and keep her. Bring her to love You.

“Never Forget”.

So now I have painted Lady Liberty, Central Park, Times Square and our beautiful 9-11 Memorial. It is a treasured series.