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My 9/11

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Lorraine Rich


These events have changed the lives of all of us who live in the United States. We truly lost our innocence. We thought it could never happen here in our own country. It was a wake up call that proved the hatred some people have for us. My heart still breaks for those innocent people who lost their lives that day… and their families and friends… and those of the first responders.  We must not forget.

D. Trenton


How come not one computer, desk, or telephone was found?
How did the collapse (fire) turn all of the concrete into dust?
What made WTC7 free fall the way it did?
How did the police know WTC & was going to fall?
How exactly did fire cause WTC7 to free fall into its own footprint?

Too many unanswered questions!

Nicholas Paul Franko


A Tenth Anniversary Tribute to the Fallen Heroes of September 11th, 2001 ...  sung by a Virtual Choir.


words & music by n.p.franko (Bklyn,N.Y.)

Thru the dark of night / I saw a guiding light
a ray of hope / that helped me cope / with the wrongs I could not right

Amidst the shades of gray / True colors found their way
and all for one / they did not run / nor will I be afraid

The Finest and the Brave / We Will Remember / forever in our hearts
What Sons and Daughters gave / on that September / forever in our hearts
How they came from far and wide / Brothers, Sisters side by side
Blood, sweat and tears / they knew no fear
so the stars and the bars might wave / We Will Remember

I watched the numbers grow / The gratitude they’d show
as they gathered ‘round / this hallowed ground / for the many thanks we owe

Our Friends and Family / We Will Remember / forever in our hearts
and what could never be / since that September / forever in our hearts
How the towers reached the sky / how we never said “goodbye”
We’ll recall / as heroes all / for Lady Liberty / We Will Remember

A world that yearns / with twists and turns / the Trade for freedom met
The Center of / our lives, with love / we will not soon forget

The Finest and the Brave / We Will Remember / forever in our hearts
What Sons and Daughters gave / on that September / forever in our hearts
How they came from far and wide / Brothers, Sisters side by side
Blood, sweat and tears / they knew no fear
so the stars and the bars might wave / We Will Remember

We Will Remember / We WIll Remember /
We WIll Remember / We Will Remember



Saw the article in Portland Tribune on your 9/11 video and unfortunately cannot view on my archiac, outdated laptop. You being a storyteller, I was hoping for a public viewing of the video and some collective stories from individuals who shared that same day in history…maybe something to ponder in 5 more years for the 15th year? It is still difficult to get the full impact as most people on the West coast had visuals(media) for comprehending that ‘event’ in time & place. Personal stories would elevate the meaning to another level, don’t you think?
NPR’s Terry Gross did a great interview on Wed.(Sept. 7) you should listen to those two men, their stories brought tears to my soul.



Great as-it-happened man on the street footage, thank you for sharing.

I find the poignant part (am only halfway done viewing) is the gentle, calm guy at 18:00 minutes in who says the other tragedy is for the guy who just paid 800 million dollars to insure the buildings for 100 [99 actually] years… that “insurance doesn’t cover stuff like this”.

As we found out a few years ago, it did.

Because lawyers claimed there were two planes, they should be considered it two separate attacks.

It was agreed to, so 7 different insurers (Chubb Corp., Swiss Reinsurance Co., Lloyd’s of London, German Alliance Corp., ACE Ltd and XL Capital Ltd.) were forced to pay Larry Silverstein his premiums (almost) in full for the sum of $4.55 Billion.

The largest settlement ever given in the industry.



I’m only a few minutes in, and while I haven’t watched a lot of footage/documentaries from the day, I think this might be the best.  The Noudet documentary where they’re actually IN the buildings is good, but this video is getting real reactions from real people who represent us all IN the moment and not in an interview a month later.  It’s interesting to hear all the rumors and speculation, because that also is a huge part of the day.  Thanks for sharing!



I was also in NYC that morning and this video depicts very much what my experience was also.  It will stick with me forever.  I will never forget the constant sirens…then the silence and desolate streets and the thousands and thousands of posters for the missing that turned up over the next few days.

L Lynn



You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.’

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said. ‘Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.’

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan . I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you . But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are ‘ready to go.’

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


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Stacey Randell

ken iverson


David, this is amazing coverage from your own experience that is unlike any other coverage I’ve seen.  I was struck by many things including the idea that having the insurance for the buildings was the ‘real trajedy’.  Amazing to see many people in full panic over what is happening while others, mixed throughout the same area,seem to be trying to go about their lives in a business as usual manner. Thanks for sharing this David. Ken



Thank you for sharing!!!



Mostly speechless.  Remarkable, captivating footage.  Thanks for sharing.  When I finished watching it, it was hard to believe an hour had gone by. 

When it all happened, I was here in Portland, Oregon.  From far away, I was scared; and wondered what the future - if there was going to be one - held for us. 

Will never forget.



What brilliant stuff!
I’m from thNJ/NY area but was not there when all of this occurred.
Like a lot of people, I’ve seen many 9/11 images in the past decade but your footage really gave me a sense of what it was like in NYC that day.
WTC7 is and always will be the bone of contention here.
Just the fact that it’s not even mentioned in the official White House appointed Commision report says more than the rest of their document about what really went on.
Larry Silverstein, the owner of the WTC complex, said they gave the order to’pull it’, using a demolition term.
Given that it would have had to be rigged beforehand, does he expect us to believe that every building is pre-wired with explosives just in case someone decides to come down.
The real tragedy is that we’ll never get the whole story.
Sorry to vent when all I really wanted to say is GREAT JOB, David.



After living in NYC for many years I moved to LA. Watched the tragedy on TV. But seeing this video, it was like I there.

That day something seemed very odd to me, that the trillion dollar air defenses of our military were unable to stop four planes in the most heavily defended part of the country. Years later, I learned that in June Rumsfeld had changed the long-standing shoot down orders so that only he and the President could order such action rather than the generals lower down the chain. I learned that there were multiple Pentagon war games being played out, that morning that took planes away from the area and created great confusion about what was happening.

It took years, but I eventually came to understand that steel frame buildings are incredible strong and could not come down like they did. WTC 7 is only the most obvious because it appeared like a classic controlled demolition and was not hit by a plane. Anyone watching it drop knows intuitively that it was a controlled demolition. I suspect that’s why the corporate pro-endless war media has never really shown building 7 dropping or talked about it after that day. That’s why most Americans I meet have never heard of the 610-foot building. It is the rather large smoking gun, revealing what a small faction of very sick people in our government can do to motive us to war. Think of the money they are still making off it. Trillions of our tax dollars. And far more of our military and clean up people will die from this operation than from the attack itself. They are still dying. Makes me mad.

And then there are the towers, If you look at other videos, under the curtain of falling debris, you can see quite clearly the wave of explosive destruction of each floor as they came down. It’s quite obvious when you look at it with an open mind (and that is the key). I learned that not one of the 6,000 concrete and steel floor panels was found in the rubble. This from the guy that transported them form NJ during construction and then removed the debris to Fresh Kills. David, the dust you were walking in was the concrete from those panels. To do this, I am guessing that the towers were rigged with det cord or some other widely dispersed explosive in the floor panels, probably in the channels where the electrical wiring goes. All the contents of the floors, including people, were blasted into small bits. In a collapse driven by gravity alone you would expect to find stuff in the rubble other than the steel, but all the clean out workers remarked that they never found any of the normal contents of an office building larger than dime. No phones, no desks, nothing—all turned to dust by the evil fuckers who wired those buildings.

Ta ylor





Another fake video released 10 years later by a “professional” bullshit artist.



Awful scripts. Horrible actors.



i note a ‘witness ’ who claime that they saw writing on the bottom of the plane as ot zoomed above the staten island ferry

so far as I am aware there is NO writing on the underside of a plane and anyway if this plane existed and was travelling at 550 mph would have past in a flash

i suspect that many of the supposed eye witnesses to this false flag event are simply ( harle6y man)

in fact the Russian proverb. ‘He lied like an eye witness’ sums it up

Bilbo Bagginski


It’s absolutely uncanny to watch this video 13 years later.  We walked the same streets that day… even talked to the same folk.  The scene with the pizza place and a radio blaring out the news… I sat at that place around 5:30pm listening and talking to people… what a day.  Thank you!

Robert Standstill


What a wonderful job you did. You keep your emotions out of it. How you did that I have no idea. I hope your lungs are OK.



Thanks for watching.

Josh Levine


No other documentation brings back everything I felt and experienced on that day.  I’m so glad you had the instinct to shoot it.

Kim Whitney


Just wanted to say that was amazing how people’s reaction was that day. I was in Germany at the time in the Army. Around 1700 or 5 p.m I saw the second plane on the CNN website after some one from my platoon ran down the hall of our basement yelling “We’re under attack” I couldn’t believe it,like no way, then when I saw that footage I was shell shocked. I knew that it was time to ROLL! Two years later Mar. 03’ that’s what I did, we rolled to Iraq. But your video is unedited with real insight to how people felt, looked and to see the spirit of America at first hand. I wish I could be there for the memorial but instead I’ll just a prayer for those still struggling with illness and grief and for healing. May God Bless you and your work.

Keith McNamara


I find this footage filled with crisis actors. One after another. For instance, the woman in orange selling the “plane” while a Man In Black is just to her right monitoring the entire ‘segment”.  There’s just too much ‘narrative’ which serves only one purpose: to sell the official fable/lies.  I’m offended by your film and figure it’s only here to pimp the lies to try to keep people fooled.

Please remove your web site from the web and your video’s from youtube.

Mr. McNamara

Josh Levine


Dear Mr. McNamara, you are a moron.

Keith McNamara


Really?  I appreciate your educated opinion regarding my state of being. Thank you.

Let me ask you this, have you ever heard of Hendricus G. Loos?  Google US patent number US6506148 B2 - it’s his patent filed on June 1, 2001 in which tv’s/computer displays and various forms of media can be used for mind control.  It is NOT a conspiracy theory. It’s a real genuine patent.  There isn’t much on Mr. Loos, however he has a SLEW of mind control patents starting up in 96’97 and suddenly drops off the map after the one filed in June 2001

“Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors
US 6506148 B2
Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.”

Here, Let Me Google That for you….....and then consider why I feel the way I do and how so much of the media, including David’s videos are manipulating devices, rather than genuine documentary footage. G.+Loos

Then you can reconsider your claim that I’m a moron….. smile



Thank you for this video. I have seen many on-the-street videos from 9/11 and appreciate the stories and dialogue from those in the area. I can understand their emotions fully. I began watching coverage shortly after the first plane hit. My sister had called me and asked me if I heard what they believed at the time was a Cessna had hit the World Trade Center. I went in and turned on the coverage and watched it, and because I live not far from Philly, we get the signal from 1010 WINS, so I had that on my Walkman at the same time. That night and for many nights after I listened to WINS coverage. I will never forget 9/11/2001 as long as I live. RIP to all victims of that horrible day.

T.J. Fuscardo


David…...This is by far the best video depicting the events of that day. Thru your eyes and thru what everyone was feeling that fateful day….I can’t begin to imagine what you were feeling and thinking as the event unfolded. I was home on this day… wife who worked at a local bank at the time….was locked down at her job because a man walked into an attorneys office with a gun next door. Don’t think he had anything to do with 9/11 but that was a scary situation added to what was unfolding in NYC.
God bless you sir in all your work and continued success in your life ahead my friend.



Thank you, all of you, for watching!

James Owen


Keith, seriously? “Hinge Loose”? Lol. I think you may have a hinge loose in your brain somewhere too. You are incredibly ignorant.

Concerned Citizen


Keith McNamara is correct . 9/11 was a totally faked event that relied on shock and media manipulations. The fake CGI video was replayed thousands of times to a soundtrack of screams oh my god a plane hit the WTC , Bin Laden was instantly introduced and blamed and the US public reacted like the brain dead puppets they are . even today most of you marks just dont get it . thats why ’ James Owen ’ and ‘Josh Levine’ resort to name calling

this is an open and shut state sponsored false flag event. Bin Laden has NOTHING to do with this apart from as being a media created fall guy who was going to be blamed

steel skyscrapers CANNOT fall to the ground at free fall speed , the buildings contained 200,000 tonnes of structural fireproofed steel PER BUILDING , and what about building 7 the other Larry Silverstein owned building that was reported collapsed 20 minutes before it happened by the BBC ( see WTC7 BBC Jane Standley)

why would an Israeli businessman buy these old redundant asbestos ridden buildings anyway? after all Netanyahu and Silverstein are friends and Netanyahu said and i quote 911 was VERY GOOD FOR ISRAEL !!!!

sadly Americans are a very gullible naive people and using the powers of mass media can easily be taught to instantly believe lies

thats why i have asolute contempt for sub human mega morons like James Owen and Josh Levine

James Owen


The minute you say “fake CGI video” then I absolutely cannot even take you seriously. So not only you’re saying it was staged but you’re saying all the video evidence is CGI enhanced huh? That’s convenient. Why is it so hard to believe terrorists committed this atrocity? I’m sorry but there isn’t a very large sample size for what happens when airplanes crash into a sky scraper and burn massive amounts of fuel in a closed environment.. This was the first time anything that massive has happened so you don’t know what could have happened to the structure at the time of impact.  Either I’m gullible or you’re just a complete lunatic. It’s especially funny for calling me out for “name calling” and then turning around and name calling yourself, way to be the better man here.

Concerned Citizen


the videos were faked , that is clear , no wake vortex for a start ( they forgot that when making the crappy videos)  also the vids show explosions OUTSIDE the buildiongs meaning less kerosene to burn inside , if actual planes had hit the building then most of the wreckage would have been visible OUTSIDE the structure , fragile aluminim cannot penetrate steel and concrete. IT CANNOT and no amount of wisshful thinking from Zionists like James Owen can change that , Owen also fails to explain why the 47 story WTC7 fell at 5.20pm ( see the vids CONTROLLED DEMOLITION) not even hit by a fake plane

also Mr Owen try a bbq and note that it doesnt melt or buy a kerosene heater and note the metal doesnt melt even at OPTIMAL temperature

James Own you are simply ignorant and all your opinions come from the mass media. if you want to worship Israel then at least admit that because all the logical arguments clearly show the WTC was brought down by the US and Israeli governments

Concerned Citizen


Mr Owen you are easily fooled, More than just gullible, try smashing an empty coke can into a piece of steel . guess what it wont go through, aircraft are very fragile , the only mass is in the landing gear and engines. The nosecone is PLASTIC , even so its desperately important that you conform. Mr Owen you are simply a fool, an oaf and because of people like you we are destined to a future as slaves , you deserve absolute CONTEMPT



I was a 7 year old at Midland Elementary in Rye, NY.
I guess I was in the bathroom when the first or second (can’t remember) plane hit and a female teacher came into the boys room and threw up in the toilet.  She didn’t even notice me walking out totally confused I get back to class and we are being lined up to head to the gymnasium and teachers are crying and we get really scared.
In the gymnasium Principal told us “some of your parents might not be home on time tonight”
I remember my babysitter came and picked up me and my neighbor Brigid I think and we went home. My mom came home later with my friend Paige’s mother and they sat in our kitchen and watched the whole thing on our little tv (everyone’s parents worked in the city)
i remember it actually so poignantly because my mother was so upset and i was being a bratty little kid and nagging her and she told me to “shutup” which she had never ever said before and that was a curse word as far as we were concerned in our childhood.
later my babysitter and i went on a walk down to the end of the street and looked over Rye Playland across the sound and the whole sky was black.
that’s all i remember

Amy L. Zirkle,RN


It would be nice to see facial recognition on some of the people in the video.  Somehow the whole building coming down over what happened at the top of the building seems to break some physics principles. Can someone with a physics background comment because sparks harming steel sounds like a crack pot idea.

santiago vallejo morales


This is an awesome material, it’s almost the date anniversary, and i can still feel the pain for those people out there, i read some stories and it’s hard to believe what happend, hope some day visit NY and ground zero, and see all those names made in steel. There was a dark day in NY and i think this case will be never, never close . I could listen all the histories, see all pictures and videos for first time and i will never get tired.

Michael Lark


Discovered your video on YouTube and followed the link to see what else you had. Thank you for this video.

The most poignant moment is the young man calling for Rita. I hope he found her.

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