Tag Archives: Calhoun Street

9-11 Memorial in Salem, Virginia

Salem has its own 9-11 Memorial, beside Fire Station No. 1 at the corner of Calhoun and Market Streets.  (I am sorry that my photography skills here are quite poor.)  What you see below are two steel beams from the 33rd to 36th Floors of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

I’ve seen several of these memorials in New York; I was surprised to find one so far south.







Godspeed to the people of Charleston, South Carolina …

… in light of the spree killing tonight at Emanuel A.M.E. Church.  I am only just reading reports now — the victim count is unclear; the gunman is still at large.

Charleston’s people are absolutely wonderful.  I went there a couple of times during my college days, and I do remember Calhoun Street, where the church is located.  I was amazed at how genteel and goodnatured the city’s residents were.

CNN: Charleston church shooting: 9 killed in what officials call a hate crime