Today is a day our country remembers more than any other. We lost over 3000 of our own due to the violent and horrid ideology of foreigners who wanted to hurt us. They did, but they didn’t count on how America can get up and come together after a tragedy which is exactly what we did. We stood up, we came together, and we swore to never forget.
In the chaos of that morning, many photos were taken, however, not all of them would be seen until years later. Here are some of the lesser-known photos of that day 17 years ago.
According to Bored Panda :
It has been 16 years since the devastating attacks of September 11. Coverage of the tragedy during which nearly 3,000 perished was the main priority that day for most Western news agencies (the scenes were witnessed by an estimated two billion people – a third of the human race). Together with amateur records, this has produced such an incredible amount of footage, some of it is rarely seen even today. Bored Panda has collected some of the least seen 9/11 pictures from across the internet. From street-shots of the towers going down to satellite images of New York City, these unforgettable photos reveal new angles of the horrific day that changed the world forever.
#1 A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse
#2 At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact
#3 A Man Has A Job To Do
#4 As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack
#5 People Falling From The Towers
#6 The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church
#7 American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001
#8 People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York
#9 Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day
#10 I Was 4 Years Old And The Picture Was Taken Along The Westside Highway That Morning On 9/11
#11 The Second Plane Flew Directly Over My Head And Slammed Into The South Tower.
#12 South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing
#13 On A Brooklyn Rooftop Shortly After The Collapse Of The Twin Towers
#14 A Lone Man Runs Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York September 11, 2001
#15 The Photographer Considered This 9/11 Brooklyn Scene Too Tranquil At The Time. He Decided Not To Publish The Image Widely Until Four Years After The Attacks
#16 Smoke Plumes Are Clearly Visible In This Landsat 7 Satellite Image Of New York City Made Early On September 12
#18 A Plane Explodes After Hitting The Second Tower Of The World Trade Center As The Other Tower Burns
#19 Penman Got As Close To The Buildings As He Could, Before Police Put Up A Cordon. But That Meant He Was Right Next To The Buildings When The First Tower Collapsed
#20 Several Buildings In The Trade Center Complex Collapsed Following A Terrorist Attack
These photos send one through a plethora of emotions. The scenes of such normalcy with such tragedy happening in the background is very much indicative of the world around us even today. The couples and the new mothers, the crowds and the children. All of it adds up to what America is. We are united whether during peace or during horrible tragedies. We need to get back to what we promised the lost souls of 9/11. Unity, remembrance, love, compassion, and justice.
Sadly, I believe those lost would be ashamed to look upon us today. The division happening now should never have happened in this country first especially after what we all went through on 9/11 seventeen years ago. It is amazing how a few years can make so many forget.
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