Today commemorates the seventh anniversary of one of the worst days in American history and for sure the worst of my lifetime. Today, all Americans should (1) pray for the nearly 3,000 victims of that day, their families, and America and (2) understand that we are still at war although we have not experienced an attack. The perpetrators still hate America for what we stand for and our freedoms and they will continue to plot future attacks.
The most riveting recap of the events of 9/11 was a documentary originally aired on CBS a few weeks after the attacks. Below are a few clips from the documentary, which can be purchased on Amazon.Com by clicking here. It is a must watch to not only see incredible footage of the attacks but also get a real sense for the heroism of the New York City's firefighters, police officers, and emergency responders.
Note: Reaction of firefighters seeing the first plane hit includes some profanity on first video...
First Tower Collapse
Second Tower Collapse
On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward--just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. In a fateful instant, Jules and Gedeon became eyewitnesses to the most shocking and defining incident of our time.
With cameras rolling, the Naudets followed NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is an unforgettably powerful visual document and a stirring tribute to real-life heroes who, in their city's darkest hour, rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.