Seven years have passed since the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is an unvarnished scrapbook of events that took place on that day and how these events led to a war in the Middle East and what happened there.
The Attack – After the first plane hit one of the towers, this cameraman set up his home video camera on a balcony 1 block from the world trade centers and left the room to let it record unknowing a 2nd plane would hit and he would catch it on tape.
A few religious leaders reacted to 9/11 in unusual ways. Included towards the end is a section where Bush takes a passage from the Gospel of John and revises it, so that the light of Christ becomes the light of America. Here are excerpts of comments by Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and others.
That evening, the singer Sting held a concert in Tuscany, Italy. Here he is singing “Fragile”.
A YouTuber made this video clip with pictures of some of the people who died on September 11, 2001. The song is “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me.
9/11 Tribute – “How to Save a Life” by The Fray
The U.S. then went to war – “Daddy Where You Going?” Performed by Brian Wardwell. Written by Tommy Joe Myers and Jim Flynn.
“Half My Heart Back in Tennessee” A soldier sings to his family from Camp Victory in Iraq – Country Music Video by Army Captain Chris Atkins, a Combat Stress Mental Health officer, filmed at Camp Victory, Iraq on November 10, 2007 in front of Saddam’s Old Palace and current HQ of FORSCOM and General Petreus. Chris lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife of 9 years, Miranda, and daughters Hannah, 8 and Grace, 5. They just found out they will have a third child due 5 days before Chris returns stateside in late May. This song is a love song from a soldier in Love during a time of war.
There were protests – Let it Be
There were more protests – Eminem “Mosh”
Congress was concerned – Senator Joe Biden on the War in 2007
Beginning Monday 9-01-08 until 11-05-08, the documentary film No End In Sight will be released in it’s entirety on YouTube by Director and Producer Charles Ferguson.