Here is a compilation of stories to mark the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. The day America was attacked and nearly 3,000 people were killed. We will NEVER FORGET.
Today and over the next several days, TV, Newspapers and Radio will cover extensively the anniversary of 9/11. Perhaps you’ve seen coverage already, or attended a local ceremony to remember that day.
Fifteen years is a long time, but we’ll NEVER FORGET that day.
Where were you?
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was working for WFOR-TV/CBS 4 Miami. That day, I was enroute to my office in Ft. Lauderdale when the attacks began. Little did I know, that in the hours and days ahead how involved I, and the staff of every Miami area news outlet, would become.
All of the hijackers had been living and training throughout south Florida, from Cape Coral to Hollywood. I won’t dwell on how or what we covered locally – that’s all history.
I was born and raised in the NYC area. I worked there for many years. It’s very likely that people I knew died in the towers that day. Over the years, my moving around the country, I’d lost contact with them, something I regret now. Thanks to social media, I’ve re-connected with some people I grew up with. They tell me who they knew died that day.
My fiance was given a special pass to the top of the World Trade Center. It was signed by Guy Tozzoli, director of the World Trade Department of the Port of New York Authority in the 1960’s. As such he was the driving force behind the development of the World Trade Center.
We dedicated that pass, and a picture of us on the observation deck, to the WTC Museum. It’s on display with hundreds of thousands of other artifacts. We were among the first to be invited to visit the memorial.
The tour of the museum and all the artifacts was gut wrenching, but something we had to see. We, like almost everyone there, cried as we walked around.
To this day, I’ll meet people who tell me about a loved one who died in the attacks.
The Huffington Post has a complete section to the 9/11 Anniversary. You can view that page here.
What follows are some stories you may want to watch, and have your kids watch. Remember, to them the attacks on the twin towers is a history and not something they lived through.
A short 9/11 tribute video on the 15th anniversary. – Palm Beach Post
Originally produced for the R&R Talk Radio Seminar in February of 2002, this 13 minute mini-documentary pays tribute to how radio stations in New York City dealt with the tragedy of September 11th. It drew rave reviews and is very emotional. As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9-11, we have made it available to any station that would like to extract the audio to use on the air. Response to this piece can be found on the web site: www.vuolovideo.com. Never forget. – Art Vuolo
An American flag hoisted at ground zero hours after the Sept. 11 terror attacks went on display at the 9/11 Museum after going missing for nearly 13 years. (Sept. 8) – AP
On the eve of the 14th anniversary of that fateful day, a rainbow appeared in the Manhattan skyline. – Rare News
Sept. 11, 2001, is a day the United States and the world will never forget. In a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, Islamic extremists took the lives of thousands of innocent people. On the fifteenth anniversary of this tragic day, we remember the grief, the courage, and the pride that united us as a nation and still does. – LifeZette