On September 11, 2001 time stood still for Americans. Early in the morning four planes were hijacked leading to all on board to perish. Not only did they perish, but the people inside the buildings three of them hit did. In the 2008 documentary 102 Minutes that Changed America, we are reminded of the devastation of the morning of September 11, 2001 in New York City.
The film opens up with the first twin tower being hit by an airplane. Many people are confused believing a bomb to have gone off. On the ground people are looking up as police sirens and fire trucks are heard in the background. Shortly after the second tower is hit leading to people scream in terror as they realize that it was no bomb that went off in the first tower. As people watched the plane fly in they were screaming, shouting, and crying as they knew that something bad was going to happen. Throughout the rest of the film we go in between a news crew who is flying close to the towers to the people on the ground as they document what is happening. When the first tower starts to collapse people start to run as the news crew is unable to get an image of the tower collapsing they realize what is happening. Right before their eyes they see a cloud of debris flying all around. When the second one collapses they are told to land, but not before catching the building falling. A crying newscaster things of the people on the ground hoping that they are okay, knowing that some are hurt. The film closes with showing the debri and damage on the ground.
There are many ceremonies being held for those who perished on September 11, 2001. There were people who were killed in the Pentagon and the brave lives of those on Flight 93 who tried to take over the airplane that was heading for a government building in Washington D.C. In New York City, the twin towers were lost on this day fifteen years ago. September 11, 2001 and those who were killed are not forgotten as people will never forget.