BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience (HD Version)

  
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BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience (HD Version)
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3,019,710 views Sep 7, 2011 Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc. www.eyepopproductions.com BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke, and co-directed by Rick Velleu. It premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit: Remembrance/Renewal/Resilience in Washington. The Summit kicked off a national movement to foster community and national resilience in the face of future crises.

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Jasper2529
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1  seeder  Jasper2529    3 months ago

Another video ...

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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2  seeder  Jasper2529    3 months ago
Most people are aware of the tragedy that unfolded on September 11, 2001, in New York City and the swift action by first responders to the scene. A lesser-known rescue effort is the historic maritime evacuation that took place that day - one that was greater even than Dunkirk.
 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

Twenty one years ago...

We have a few New Yorkers here. Has it faded from their memory?

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago

Hard to believe it's been that long already. I've watched the name-reading on TV almost every year, and it's become harder to find a TV channel willing to dedicate hours of broadcast time lately.

Today also marks the10th anniversary of the Benghazi attack.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.2  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago
We have a few New Yorkers here. Has it faded from their memory?

Maybe. When you think about it, most of today's college students weren't even born yet or were babies. I wonder if schools teach this history nowadays. A couple of my younger children had a few pages about it at the end of their US History 2 book. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.2    3 months ago

I don't know about the rest of the world, but it is taught in NY schools. The memorial service is broadcasted on all channels here in NY, too.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.2.1    3 months ago
The memorial service is broadcasted on all channels here in NY, too.

The City stood tall that day. I'm glad to hear that.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.2.3  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.2.1    3 months ago
The memorial service is broadcasted on all channels here in NY, too.

For the past several days, my wife and I have been visiting relatives who live in Westchester County in NY. The only broadcast or cable channel for us that carried the memorial service yesterday uninterruptedly was CBS. Maybe it was different where you live in NY?

Needless to say, we were disappointed that only one NY area channel did this. The others carried on with reporting news from the UK about the queen and royal family and muted most of the NY, Pentagon, and PA services/name-reading. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago

Vic,

Not mine. I was actually there on Vesey Street. I knew my cousin was actually in one of the towers (he got out) and my friend was across the street from the other tower in the Prudential building.  It was an unimaginable day.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.3.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.3    3 months ago

I remember you telling me. I knew you would remember. I wanted others to know it.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4  Drinker of the Wry    3 months ago

In some ways it seems like yesterday and in others a lifetime ago.  

On the beautiful Tuesday, I was in the Pentagon.  Before then, Feb 24, 1991, was my most surreal day of my life,  Sep 11, 2001 eclipsed that.  One of the proudest days of my life was when I returned to the Pentagon, with my office gone, on 13 Sep and I saw our team start to put things back together and continue operations.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.1  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4    3 months ago

I didn't know you'd worked at the Pentagon. I'm very glad you weren't injured!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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5  Drinker of the Wry    3 months ago

Thanks, while some of my team mates were killed in their office, I had moved to another side of the building at 08:50 to attend a 09:00 meeting.  I was in a very safe location when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building at 09:37.  

We had a private, Pentagon employee only ceremony on Fri and this morning the President came for the public remembrance.  With my current medical condition, I mostly telework now, but I attended both remembrances this year.

 
 
 
shona1
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5.1  shona1  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @5    3 months ago

Morning Drinker...so pleased you got out safely.

A time to remember and reflect on the friends and team mates you have lost though on that fateful day.🥀🇺🇸

We quietly watched you all from afar, as that day and night unfolded. The courage and bravery shown by so many on 9/11 was astounding, admired and so respected here...

But we also knew one thing, you are a resilient and tough mob and somehow you would overcome these darkest of days..

The loss, heart break and devastation will be forever etched on 9/11....

🇦🇺🇺🇸🇦🇺🇺🇸

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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5.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  shona1 @5.1    3 months ago

Thanks shona, those that went into Afghanistan in the following weeks were much braver than I.  They and our allies did their job and then our leadership lost their way on the mission.

 
 
 
shona1
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6  shona1    3 months ago

It was just before 11pm here on the East coast...was getting ready to go to bed when a news flash came on with the live feed. For a split second I thought it was a movie, then reality hit...

I was totally shocked and stunned. I rang my brother said the US was basically under attack...will never ever forget that night..or the Aussies who were lost, so far from home....🇦🇺🥀🇺🇸

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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6.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  shona1 @6    3 months ago

My wife was out running errands that morning after our daughter was attending kindergarten.  She got a cell phone call from a friend and then tried to reach me. My office was evacuating as she called.  A Brit exchange officer was walking past my phone as it it rang,  he picked it up and lied to my wife, saying that I was leading them out of the building and was fine but couldn't comer back to the phone.  In reality, he had no clue where I was.  He said the best thing he could have told my wife and she was fine until I made my way back home.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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6.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1    3 months ago

That is an amazing story Drinker!

I had begun a Limo company in the year 2000. We took over 40 people to Logan Airport that morning. Imagine talking with those people on the way in?

We have a few New Yorkers here who were very close to the Twin Towers. 

The former NYC Police Commissioner, Howard Safir worries about the current morale of the NYPD. They are facing a staffing crisis.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

Two decades later, most schools aren’t required to teach students about 9/11

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    3 months ago

It's taught in all NY schools. I can't speak for the rest of the nation.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    3 months ago

Good to know!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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7.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    3 months ago
was my most surreal day of my life,  Sep 11, 2001 eclipsed that.  One

It was taught at the earliest middle school to my kids.  Keep in mind, I live on a very predominant military installation.  The children here are taught FAR MORE about this day and subsequent days / months / years than most children.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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7.2  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    3 months ago
Two decades later, most schools aren’t required to teach students about 9/11

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I've also read that much of the 9/11 teaching doesn't specifically mention radical Islamic terrorism .  The teachers just say "terrorism", which can be done by anyone.

In 2011 ...

Most states do not include in their social studies/history standards a direct mention of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new study , and only four states actually name Osama bin Laden or al-Qaeda.

An earlier stage of the study had found that many of the best-selling history and civics textbooks used in schools have “a startling lack of detail about what actually happened” on Sept. 11.

Twenty states plus the District of Columbia mention the terrorist attacks but most don’t require that students learn more than a few key facts devoid of context, it says. Of those that don’t directly mention Sept. 11, 14 states include some reference to terrorism or another key term related to the war on terror. And 14 states don’t include any reference to 9/11, the war on terror or terrorism.

A 2017 analysis  of state high-school social-studies academic standards in the 50 states and the District of Columbia noted that 26 specifically mentioned the 9/11 attacks, nine mentioned terrorism or the war on terror, and 16 didn’t mention 9/11 or terrorism-related examples at all .

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @7.2    3 months ago
I've also read that much of the 9/11 teaching doesn't specifically mention radical Islamic terrorism

That,... I'm absolutely positive of!!!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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7.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    3 months ago

most schools aren’t required to teach students about 9/11

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Ender
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8  Ender    3 months ago

I guess I am kind of an outlier. I don't like seeing it and hearing about it. Just a tragedy for no reason.

It makes me really sad, then angry, then sad again.

I am a little selfish in that I don't want it front and center of my mind. It will never be forgotten, I just can't stand seeing the images, etc.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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8.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

Well said. It’s simply impossible to reconcile in any context. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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8.2  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago
I guess I am kind of an outlier. I don't like seeing it and hearing about it.

I respect your position, but if you'd watched the videos I posted, you'd have seen how ordinary people saved over 500,000 lives. The videos are very uplifting!

 
 
 
shona1
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8.3  shona1  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

Morning Ender.. that's fair enough...

I don't think anyone likes being reminded of any tragedy big or small and when a certain date comes around the memories come back to haunt us...

Here we are reminded of certain disasters be they man made or natural and after around the 10th anniversary they do quietly fade from the news headlines etc ..but you don't forget..how can we...

Everyone has their own memories and can express them anyway they wish and no you are not being a little selfish...you are being human. 🌺

 
 

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