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Tomorrow marks the anniversary -- the the moment back September 11 2000.
And one in which America was attacked.
Both in Shanksville Pennsylvania.
The plane went down there at the Pentagon in Virginia as well as the twin towers of the world -- trade center we commemorated every year if it means different things.
To different people there's a group.
Called where we work project -- joining us now is Alexander Nicholson.
And Alexander thank you so much for being with -- talk to us about.
What your project is all about.
So the world we were project is really an opportunity for ordinary Americans individuals to come together in one place.
And share the memories and experiences that they had on the morning of September 11 2001 you know every year.
Especially on the anniversary we talk about these experiences we talk about his memories.
We talk about where we were and how we learned of the attacks and how this affected -- -- reaction was.
And it occurred to me last year actually on this -- on September 11.
That we really needed a place where that we you know like hearing these are the stories that it was therapeutic and -- we really needed a place for everybody to come together.
And share their stories publicly and here in view and watch the stories of others and their memories of September 11 2001.
Everybody remembers where they weren't that fateful day.
It is inescapable.
And -- -- a you know when nightmare for a great many Americans who were personally touched client.
I want to show a clip of one of the videos submitted to your project here is -- Jennifer crane.
My name's Jennifer crane and the -- that such an intimate seat time.
And -- September 11 2001.
It was my first eight -- training as in Fort Jackson South Carolina.
And -- complete strangers -- -- towers fell.
I and you lose for the formation and pulled America had been attacked and we were going to war.
I did not seen in media coverage of any of these film newspapers magazines.
Until I came home from my training and Christmas and then there.
Ideally there and I basically he would defend their country in Afghanistan as a result of the attacks on.
Under -- Is there a sort of -- do you see a common theme that arises with these videos that are submitted.
You know he -- -- here a couple of common themes throughout folks testimonials you here.
People talking about the clear blue sky they remember that morning and in 2001 you hear people talking about.
How after the first tower was hit they thought it was an accident and they sort of wondered how something on that scale it happened.
You tend to hear people talking about how after the second tower hit they knew it couldn't be an accident and how they realized at that point that we were going to war.
Yea it is funny -- I happen to be on the air the moment it happened at a different network.
And I thought it was an accident and I began to speak about how it happened once before when a plane during World War II had flown accidentally.
The Empire State Building of course I get it back and it was it was a foggy day and it was dark.
And you know that he wasn't lit up the way that.
It otherwise would be now.
On and I kept thinking that this is so odd how could you miss these Twin Towers and a clear blue sky day and then of course the second plane struck.
And we knew that it was no accident at -- but these how many of these videos have you been able -- look at submitted your project in.
And you know -- -- people who lost loved ones or were not.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FaceBook and Twitter account at where we were -- one wind.
But the folks who are submitting their videos and written stories to where we were -- -- are just ordinary people most of them.
Are people who were students who were teachers on that day some service members who war overseas or bases.
Here in the US like which like myself that's where I was on 9/11.
2001 on an army base and the middle -- desert in Arizona.
I'm just ordinary people who are going about their ordinary allows them that day it happened here about the news or see it on TV.
And are recounting their memories of how they reacted to it.
How can people love -- find these videos visit your site tell us.
So if they go to where we were -- work that's the easiest way to upload and share their own videos to share their own written stories -- they prefer to do that.
We featured on the home page we tweet -- it at where we were not 11 thing our FaceBook page that where we were dot org is the primary platform now for sharing where we were stories about memories of 9/11.
Now well it's an incredible thing that you have done it here.
And thank you for sharing it with us how -- you.
Gonna spend tomorrow.
I'm gonna spend tomorrow working -- work for veterans organization but you know every every September 11 is.
An opportunity that I love to take to watch a lot of the coverage watch a lot of the the replays of the events of that day especially the media coverage like you talked about just seeing.
Those initial buzz of that initial footage -- just remembering my own reactions.
They're great band out there.
Like to get him on Fox News called remember.
And they do so much to help.
Those veterans who have come back in the United States missing limbs horribly wounded they raise money for them they try to help them.
And they named their band remembers September so that we never forget and it is a good opportunity I think.
For us tomorrow to revisit that horrible day as painful as it may be so that we never forget.
What can happen to us and how cheering the -- -- therapeutic as well yeah I think it is it's a sad day for great many Americans.
Alexander Nicholson thank you so much for being with us appreciate good luck to you and and congratulations on doing something really meaningful and important thank you thank you.
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