Never forget: Here is the original newscasts and New Yorkers’ rare footage of the Twin Towers being attacked and falling on 9/11
September 11th, 2001. Where were you?
It is important to never forget this day; the horror of this day, and the ideology that wants to eliminate the American way of individual freedom and liberty.
It’s important that we never forget our first responders and service members then, and now, who still fight, to this day, the war on terror against radical Islamic extremism.
This battle of ideology – individual liberty versus theological tyranny and suppression of human rights – has claimed countless lives over centuries
To everyone defending freedom, to those who have lost their lives, to the families who still grieve to this day: thank you.
Here is a montage of the original newscasts as the nation reacts with confusion, then horror, as the Twin Towers come down; then resolve.
This montage is probably the best montage put together of the original newscasts:
During the early parts of 9/11, Peter Jennings was the face of the day’s newscasts. At the time, he could be considered one of America’s most trusted news anchors.
Here is the original newscast from Peter Jennings as the world slowly realizes what is happening:
While Peter Jennings was on the news, New York’s first responders were on the ground when the towers collapsed. Thousands of people were in the towers, including first responders:
Regular New Yorkers and those across the river in New Jersey captured video footage, too.
Caroline Dries, an NYU student at the time, shot dramatic home video footage of the 9/11 tragedy. Her and her friends’ reactions are terrifying and really bring home the reaction of the nation: