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'We Will Never Forget'

On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, a tour of Midtown's American Red Cross facilities results in the discovery of Tuesday's Patch Pic of the Day.

Today’s Midtown Patch Pic of the Day is actually three photographs that were snapped during a tour of the American Red Cross Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter headquarters, located at 1955 Monroe Drive in Midtown, on Tuesday.

The pictures are of a trio of mix-media artworks at the facility depicting images and words inspired by 9/11. It was unclear by examining the pieces just who produced them and a small sampling of Red Cross staff also produced no answers.

However, in the spirit of remembrance of the date in U.S. history, the art works were indeed beautiful, inspiring and are featured here.

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Midtown Patch will have more on the American Red Cross of Georgia on Thursday in conjunction with our 'Give 5' day. Give 5 is Patch’s ongoing volunteering initiative and a part of Patch's mission to give back to communities in a variety of ways, one of which of course is informing it with strong reporting through one of our more than 850 sites.

In the meantime, what were your thoughts on the 11th anniversary of 9-11? Please shrae in the comment box below. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released a statement in honor of the 9-11 anniversary:

“As the nation marks the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, I join with the people of the City of Atlanta to reflect upon the tragic events and senseless loss of life that occurred. The terrorist attacks plunged our nation into grief, but that dark day also unified and reminded us to never take our freedom for granted.

As Mayor of Atlanta, I stand with all Atlantans, Georgians and Americans as we remember those whose lives were needlessly cut short on September 11, 2001. We share the sorrow of so many who lost family members and friends as a result of those horrible attacks.

Today, we acknowledge and thank the first responders who courageously sacrificed their own safety in order to keep so many others safe. We also thank the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have fought against terrorism and who have brought justice to those responsible for those heinous attacks.

Finally, we must remember there are still those who seek to do us harm, and therefore, we must remain vigilant for the safety and well-being of our families, neighbors and fellow Americans. This day of national remembrance is a powerful reminder that we are stronger when we stand together. God bless America.”

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