Monday, August 23, 2010

so surreal

on august 29, it's been five years.

five years since the lives of the residents of the mississippi and louisiana gulf coasts were changed forever.

i'd like to take a moment to reflect on those who lost their lives, those who gave their lives to save others, and those who made it through with the strength to rebuild. tornadoes, 25 foot storm surges and 125 mph winds, levee breaks, widespread flooding, an entire city under water...those who were not here and did not experience the phenomenon that was katrina will never truly know the effect it has had on all of us. but these photos tell a that i hope the country will never forget.

five years later you can still see the watermarks on the sides of buildings. five years later, we've come so far, but there is still so much to rebuild, but the spirit of the people is even stronger than before. it is a day we will remember forever.


Eleanor said...

I'm an oddly emotional person compared to most (I think?) and I have a very hard time not crying every time I think of Katrina and the devastation caused. I live in Kentucky and the hurricane didn't affect my life, but I find it all so heartbreaking. Thank you so much for the reminder.


Lehua said...

I can't believe it's been 5 years already! And we're still not fully recovered. That's just crazy!

I hope we never get struck by a tragedy like this again. This is an awesome reminder of how we should never take life for granted. <3

lacy said...

I can't believe it has been 5 years. Gosh I think it will always seem like yesterday.

kelsterjean said...

That was awesome that you post that. Sometimes I feel like people just forget after a couple months of something happening if it isn't around their immediate area. I wasn't there, but know that tons of people would thank you for even posting and stopping to remember what happened to them. :)