“Forgotten”

An ancient gravestone crumbles as the name is lost to history

Trinity Church, September 2010. New York City, NY.

Mere blocks from Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan, I found this grave marker tucked away in a shadowed corner of Trinity Church. Its owners full name long since lost to history, I couldn’t help but sit for a moment and ponder all that had been witnessed during her life… 52 years old as our country first tasted independence, and buried two city blocks from the spot where George Washington would eventually take the first Presidential oath, what historical moments and seismic events did she see directly?

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