Wow! I just saw a video of some unsung heroes from the New York City area. There are many heroes that emerged in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Most of us know the “First Responders” in the NYPD and NYFD. I did not know that there was a massive boatlift rescuing in panicking people trying to get off Manhattan Island when all other modes of transportation were shut down.
You NEED to watch this video and reawaken your pride in being an American.
JRH 3/10/12 (Hat Tip: Shirley)
Uploaded by RoadtoResilience
Uploaded: 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.
BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and 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. See www.road2resilience.org to become a part of the campaign to build a more resilient world. The film was made with the generous support by philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, Chairman Emerita, TotalBank (www.arsht.com)