Exactly 14 years ago today (This moment actually), we all experienced a day that will live in infamy for us.
Growing up, I had heard stories from people of my grandparents generation about Pearl Harbor and WWII; my parents told stories of the JFK and MLK assassinations and Vietnam and now (unfortunately), I have one to tell my own kids about.
I actually remember that day like it was yesterday.
I recall sitting in my office at about 4pm on that day (I live 7 hours ahead of est) and a co-worker came into my office to tell me that she heard that a small plane had crashed into a skyscraper in NYC. I thought to myself that the pilot must have been drunk and continued with my work.
A few minutes later, she came back to tell me that apparently another one also hit.
I began to get slightly suspicious and went to CNN’s website with flashed a picture of the Twin Towers smoking and then the site just went blank. I tried to refresh, but to no avail.
I went into another co-workers office and listened to the radio and heard that two planes had hit the Twin Towers.
I knew I wasn’t gonna be able to get any more work done, so I quickly packed up my things and went home to watch the news.
Thankfully, I lived 5 minutes from my office at the time and ended up being glued to CNN for the next 7 hours.
The whole thing felt so surreal and I didn’t know what to really think.
The amount of unconfirmed information that was being conveyed to us was so daunting because no one really knew what was happening during those tense hours.
I recall watching in horror as the first Tower collapsed and thinking to myself that for the rest of my life, there will only be 1 Twin Tower standing. Little did I know that that was also only temporary.
It is the only time in my entire life (that I can recall) that I was glued to the news and not wanting to turn it off (or leave the room) out of fear of missing something important.
Ever since that fateful day, there have been numerous movies made to try and give us a better idea of what happened in order for us to learn something about what happened without knowing the real why.
Here is a list of 7 movies that I have seen that are 9/11 related that I recommend that you check out if you’re interested in seeing some very powerful movies about this very unfortunate day:
Dedicated to all the Heroes!!!