The clips of the planes hitting the World Trade Center towers were played on repeat the entire day as the American people tried to wrap their heads around what had happened. Who was to blame for this awfulness. The same day it became clear what had happened. America had become victims of a terrorist attack.
No matter who you are or what you did that day 13 years ago, the attack affected every American in one way or another. Some lost families, some lost friends. But the one thing every American lost was the safety they had felt before the attacks. Before 9/11 no one would believe that a terrorist attack could happen on American soil. Though the terrorists wanted to attack America and the American people, 9/11 has had had a huge affect on the rest of the world as well. The threat of terror has in many countries become a lot more real than it was before.
September 11th, 2001 two planes crashed into the twin towers in Manhatten, and one crashed into the pentagon in Virginia. The attacks killed almost 3000 people and caused damage worth $10 billion to the bulidings hit and nearby.
In class we saw the documentary 9/11. The film is about what happened with the Twin Towers that day, and is made with real footage by two French film makers. The original plan for the documentary was to show what it is like to become a fire fighter. The French film makers had been following a rookie fire fighter for some time and september 11th started out as any other day at the fire station.
What makes this documentary so special is that the film makers had all the real material from both the planes and the after math. They just kept their cameras rolling the entire time.
Seeing the documentary made me understand why 9/11 is a day we will never forget. The attacks that day are perhaps some of the worst acts of terror ever and has caused change to millions of lives all over the world.