9-11 10th Year Anniversary - Strength Amid Tragedy

From the moment the tragedy on September 11, 2001 began to unfold at 8:46am until today, as we commemorate the 10th Year Anniversary, countless stories of survival, courage, strength, and perseverance have been told and documented -- amid a timeline of tragedy.

While each and every one of these stories is worth re-telling, the stories of recovery and rebuilding are equally inspiring and very appropriate for a 10th Year Anniversary. The following stories capture moments of courage, strength, recovery and rebuilding shortly after the tragedy of 9/11 began to unfold, as well as months and years later.

If you have such a story, or know someone with such a story, send it to us for consideration to be profiled on this milestone anniversary website. Tragedy often reveals who we are and what we stand for - this is one of the lessons of 9/11. Contact us with your story (in written or video format) at story@911TenthYear.com


As the tragedy of 9/11 unfolded, amid chaos and confusion, many people became trapped in lower Manhattan -- unsure of what was yet to come. However, a massive evacuation effort soon began as a result of the actions of some courageous and compassionate everyday Americans. The following video, narrated by Academy Award winning Actor Tom Hanks, tells the story.

Boatlift - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience (Length: 12 minutes)

Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc.


After the tragedy of 9/11 America began to heal slowly. Along with this healing came a rekindling of the American spirit -- to stand upright, to regain our dignity, to move forward, and to rebuild. The next video, narrated by Academy Award winning Actor Tom Hanks, tells the story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. Watch and be inspired.

Rebuild - From the Ashes, The World Trade Center Rises Again (Length: 10 minutes)

Directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Produced by Eyepop Productions, Inc.

 

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