Do you remember where you were during the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks? I find it hard to believe it was 16 years ago, yet the moments are still clear as yesterday. I was parking my car at the office when the morning talk show host on the radio mentioned a report of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. No details, the gravity hadn’t set in yet. As I walked to my lab, two coworkers were standing in front of the TV in the conference room and looking very concerned. I, and the rest of the employees, joined them. Already shell shocked by what we were seeing, the second airliner barreled into the screen. I still get choked up just thinking about witnessing the tragedy unfold on TV. I can only imagine the panic and grief of the people there that awful day.
The events of 9/11 have been difficult to explain to my daughter. The sheer scale of the tragedy and the insanity of people willing to perform such an act are beyond the imagination and understanding of most kids. In fact, I’ll never really grasp it all myself. All we can do is talk about it, inform the younger generation, and share what we experienced as a whole country. I would love for you to briefly share your 9/11 story with other readers in the comment section below. How were you impacted by the event and where you were that day?
Disclosure: The 9/11 film prize pack is provided by a sponsor.
I have partnered with the 9/11 Film and Tuesday’s Children to offer a prize pack for one lucky reader. The film 9/11 is based on a true story and chronicles the lives of five average, everyday people who find themselves trapped in an elevator during the events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center. See below for more details on the film and enter for a chance to win the prize pack. Check out the app below for more information from Tuesday’s Children, the leading response and recovery organization supporting youth and families impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss relating to 9/11.
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1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children
About the 9/11 Film
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
Visit the official website: https://www.911movie.
Watch the 9/11 Film Trailer