Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11: That Moment

It was just another call, routine for any fire department in any city, on a day that looked much like the days before...

There are places you expect to hear the roar of jet engines overhead. In this city, certain wind patterns and runway assignments will take planes right over the economy parking area. You will hear the roar of engines and not think anything of it--you are at the airport, you should hear planes up close and personal. You do not expect to hear that sound standing in the streets of lower Manhattan...

The video is a chunk of the documentary 9/11 by two French filmmakers and an FDNY firefighter. The point where life changes starts at the 7:15 mark--0846 eastern time September 11, 2001.


Bob G. said...

I remember watching this show when it first aired...
It was VERY powerful.

Thanks for the reminder.

Stay safe out there.

The Observer said...

Bob G:
When I first watched it, I was impatient to get to the action part, when the guys would start having to deal with the attack.

Now I enjoy the "prelude", the actions and thoughts of a normal day.

We have a new normal now.

Thanks for stopping by this 10th anniversary day.

The Observer