TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK CITY
When I was growing up in
Czechoslovakia, since my childhood I was always dressed in American
clothes thanks to my aunt or a distant relative of my grand mother who
lived in Buffalo NY. My friends called me American because of my clothes.
Yes I was different and I hated the communists and AMERICA was my idol of
freedom and democracy. My lifelong dream was to one day at least visit
AMERICA that I thought would be an impossible task and if it were possible
it would be a dream come trough.
One thing I always dreamt about
was walking the streets of the greatest city in the free world The NEW
YORK CITY. That was my dream of dreams. I even got someone to send me a
street map of New York City and I studied it for weeks and months.
Learning what buildings were where, where were the attractions.
After immigrating to CANADA and
living in Toronto, Ontario from December 10, 1969 of course our first trip
was to USA. We got married in Toronto on June 11, 1972 and shortly after
we went for our honeymoon, where else than to NEW YORK CITY. We went by
buss, stayed in a hotel near TIMES SQUARE and my lifelong dream came
trough. I was in NEW YORK. WOW! I felt I was there second or third time
thanks to studying the maps. We went to the top of the Empire State
Building, Statue of Liberty, The United Nations building, Wall Street,
Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Rockefeller Center, we went to see FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Zero Mostel at
Time Square Theater and we had a ball.
We went to the Rockefeller
center, Chrysler building, enjoyed the Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Victory
Square and we felt like this is how it must be in the heaven. Yes that is
The World Trade Center was just
I will never ever forget our
stay in NEW YORK CITY.
What happened to NEW YORK CITY
these couple of days we will never forget either, I am so sad, sorry,
crying every day and I just canít seem to get over my grief.
My sympathy and condolences are
going out to all New Yorkers, the families of the victims of this tragedy
and the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
In my heart YOU ARE THE
GREATEST, YES YOU ARE.
There is no nation on this earth
that is above the AMERICANS.
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