It’s been 18 years since that fateful day– the day where everything changed, at 8:46am and 9:03am.
A third plane then collided with the Pentagon at 9:37am, while a fourth plane later crashed in Pennsylvania at 10:03am after passengers fought with the hijackers on the flight.
But instead of focusing on the tragedy at hand, I’d like to take a different perspective, and focus on some of the most amazing human events that– hours prior– nobody would have thought possible.
Would Americans across the world put their lives on hold call their friends and loved ones and make sure they are okay? They can and did.
Would “angry New Yorkers” be ready– without warning or planning– to initiate the largest sea evacuation in human history? They can and did. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg
In the face of tragedy, we showed our human spirit. A spirit that perhaps we should show a lot more often.
For those of you who did not know, we have a 9/11 memorial right down at Heisler Park, in Laguna Beach, along with the steel beams from the tower itself. In the center is a reflective ball, showing visitors that anyone– they too– could be seen in this event.