posted on Sep, 14 2006 @ 01:53 PM
First of all this clip is very moving and even though it has been five years since the fall of the Twin Towers, this clip stirs up emotions by making
us feel as if we were there with the family observing the tragedy of 9/11.
The woman and her family should be commended for having had the courage to have filmed what they knew would be very difficult to view. Also, for them
to be brave enough to let us see it from their point of view that day made the true impact of the tragedy more real.
Watching the clip from their perspective made me feel like I was right there watching it with them. I could feel the shock, the horror, and the fear
that they were going through at that point and time.
The woman commented how her daughter was due to attend day-care in the World Trade Centre; so it had to be a truly emotional time for her. If her
daughter had been in day-care when the tragedy happened, she would have not only witnessed the lives that were lost, but her child's as well.
So again, this family should be praised for what they did to document the true scale of the disaster and how it truly effected people in the area. She
shouldn't have to hide her identity, but be praised for allowing us to experience the true horror of that day, the way her family experienced it.
I had an idea what it was like to live close to that event; I had actually wondered how the people who lived in the surrounding area felt and what
they had seen. To see the death and horror right on your doorstep isn't something that they are likely to forget. The images that they shared with us
are more embedded in their memory and those images forever will remain.
I remember when our town got destroyed by a tornado. I remember seeing the destruction. The town recovered and only a handful had died in the tragedy.
Even now, the image of that day comes to my mind.
So, I know 9/11/2001 will forever be embedded in the minds and the people of New York, who were there up close and personal. Their lives will never be
the same. At one point, a woman was concerned that their building was going to be targetted; the woman with the camera had the insight to see that
they were safe and to reassure her friend.
It was her tears that got to me; she broke down knowing she witnessed thousands dying within 500 yards of her home. Again, we should applaud this
brave woman and her family for showing us the true depth of the tragedy for those of us who weren't there.
Her footage puts a personal perspective on the event; where all we had were news media broadcasts that compared to the woman in her flat that truly
touched on the depth of emotion that was felt that horrible and tragic day.
May her and her family know peace that has been taken from them five short years ago.