Today we honor all of those who lost their lives, lost loved ones, and are still haunted either physically, mentally, or both by the events of 9/11. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 2,753 people were killed at the World Trade Center in Manhattan when two hijacked flights crashed into the iconic Twin Towers. A further 184 people died when another plane crashed into the Pentagon, and all 40 passengers and crew onboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In the years since, documentary makers have examined the lead-up to the attacks carried out by followers of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, looking at how the tragic day unfolded, and the impact it had on America and the world at large, with a slew of new releases to coincide with the milestone anniversary. There are many outstanding documentaries out there about 9/11. We will list a few that we like here and hope you watch one.
It’s hard to watch unpleasant things that happen in real life, but we must never forget them. Life is fragile. We hope you let someone important to you know you care about them today. If you need mental health support contact https://www.nami.org.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
9/11: Life Under Attack
No Responders Left Behind