Just a few months ago, One World Trade Center took its rightful place as the most dominant building in New York City. This two minute time lapse of the rebuilding of One World Trade Center shows how something glorious can arise from utter destruction. We grieve for those who have been lost, and take inspiration from those families who have survived, and thrived, despite the darkness.
And if you have an extra 10 minutes, gather your older children tonight and watch BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience. Tom Hanks narrates this epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that rescued half a million people, the largest sea evacuation ever, from the stricken piers of Lower Manhattan. This short film is a stunning testimony to the selflessness and courage of the American people.
Huddle up with your children tonight and hug them.