Monday, September 12, 2011



I was very emotional yesterday while watching the televised Ground Zero memorial ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center which was held at the new memorial plaza. The memorial spot has cascading waterfalls where the names of those of died during the attack were engraved. This year is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of almost 2900 people. All of a sudden I had a flashback of the exact time 10 years ago. I was just 15 miles south of New York City and from the Jersey side, we saw the two towers burning with black smoke coming from the building. I could not believe it was happening.

Last night, we were also watching a film shot by two journalists who happened to be at a firehouse near the World Trade Center doing a documentary on a life of a rookie fire fighter. They showed footages from the time the fire fighters went to Tower 1 after it was hit by a plane up to the time they all went back to the firehouse hours after the two towers collapsed. Lower Manhattan was covered with dust so with the people who were running away, some of them have no idea of what is happening at that moment. All the offices, stores, buildings and hotels in Manhattan were abandoned. The two journalists were at the right time and right place to capture everything that happened during the 9/11. They all survived the attack to tell their most unforgettable film adventure so with all the fire fighters on that firehouse.


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