EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY collection by Mark D Phillips
On September 11, 2001, during the attack on the World Trade Center, I took a photograph that has become known as Satan in the Smoke. The photograph has haunted me ever since the first moment I saw it. That image became my main memory of the day.
As a witness to the devastation that occurred not only to my city but to thousands of families, each 911 I sit and listen to every name read during the memorial service at the national 911 Memorial.
On the 19th anniversary, I couldn’t find any of the networks covering the ceremony. Finally, I found a live stream from the museum and listened to every name once more. It lasted till almost noon. But I felt I had to do more. I said to my wife, “I’ve got to go to New York and see the Tribute in Light.”