Morbid...but I watch those shows all throughout the year.
Step by Step documentaries on how the terrorists carried out their plan leading into the final result.
Minute by minute documentaries on the science of the destruction in both the WTB and Pentagon, detailing how the planes went thru, and what events led to the collapse.
I remember I was sitting in my new condo that had nothing in it but a folding chair and a radio (that I didnt have on yet). Waitiong for furniture to arrive...which in the end, never did becuase all business turned back employess and closed early.
My friend called me after the first plane crash, thinking it was an amazing accident...especially since we were just there not long ago.
While we were on the phone, the second plane crashed and we both knew what was going on. I remember him saying "WTF we're being attacked!"
I ran back to my old apartment to watch on TV. When I saw the destruction...I knew then that the buildings were coming down. Except I thought the area above the crash would topple over. I never expected them to collapse the way they did.
It was horrific to watch on TV, and I'm sure even more so have been there.
I feel as sad today when I watch it as I did then.
My son is 6 now and I went thru a pictoirial book on 9/11 with him yesterday explaning that there are bad people in the world and here is what they did. Very delicate, but I answered all of his questions as he still wasnt aware it ever happened. I figured I'd explain it to him our way, before he learned it in school eventually....or saw it on TV when just flipping thru. Plus I could answer the many many questions he'd have including his "less-than-appropriate-in-school" questions that 6 year old boys have that wouldn't have been answered in school.
We shouldnt forget even the smallest terroristic acts around the world affect families every day. A bomb going off in Iraq and killing a family of children has the same effect on that family as the death of someones loved one from the Trade Towers. We kind of are immune to those daily deaths since they're not as LARGE scale. But I'm sure to the families...they are worse.
STOP TERRORISM...STOP THE WAR...GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!
Easy to say, not as easy to do. I'd like my son to live a long, healthy, happy, and safe life. And your kids too! The crazies of the world are not making that look easy...but we can hope and help where we can, while protecting our kids along the way....until an opportunity comes along to make a difference.