Another year has passed and we need to be reminded of the hard times that our country went through not that far in the past, the anniversary of 9/11. As many people do, I have my own story to share about that tragic day 12 years ago.
I was just a sophomore studying communications at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. I had just sat down to breakfast in the dining hall when someone changed the channel on us, and we all yelled at them for it (Jerry Springer was on…lol). Sure enough, the dining hall went silent in about 3 seconds. I was so sickened by what I saw I threw away my breakfast and headed to my English Literature class, which happened to be on the top floor of the tallest building on campus. Sure enough, we look out the window and about 20 miles away, we see clouds of smoke coming from NYC.
Our professor came in and told us he was cancelling class because of the developments that day. Being a communications major and an active member at the student TV station, I went to the studio and we started setting up for broadcast to bring news to the students to what was happening. This was a day I’ll never forget.
I know I post this same video each year, and that’s because it holds a special place in my heart. I created this video the night of 9/11 after we had fully come to understand what was happening in our country. In the years since, I have edited many videos personally and for enjoyment to all who watch Skyhigh Entertainment videos, but this video tops my list on being the hardest. Sitting in the editing suite having to re-watch the videos over and over again and thinking about all the people who had lost their life that tragic day.
This video is tribute to those who have lost their life and a dedication to those who risked it all to save as many people as they could.
~ Jason Richek
Never Forget 9/11