The sixteen (16) year mark is coming up on September 11, 2017, for the 9/11 event. I believe almost every American that was old enough to know what happened that day was affected the 9/11 event. Ever since that life-altering event, we have shared how we remember that day using the hashtag #Remember911.
Now there is a movie based on the event with five well-known stars who are trapped in the elevators of the World Trade Centers. Some of these stars include: a cast led by Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (ABC TV’s The Fosters).
About 9/11 Movie
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
Teaching About 9/11
The 9/11 event may not be something that many of us want to relive. However, it is a part of our American History. This movie is based on real events that happened that day. If it directly impacted your family, this is a good way to open up lines of communication on the topic.
When I got the news, I was standing in my Dad's kitchen talking to him. I can recall feeling like we were next door to the World Trade Center's instead of miles away. My heart broke for all of the people involved. My heart still bleeds for them to this day.
I do feel that this event changed the way Americans work together. All across America, people pulled together and did what they could to help those involved. It feels like that was the silver lining to this awful event.
For as much as I'd like to forget this even happens, I do feel it's important that we teach our kids about it. This happens to be the only big moment in history that I lived through. I can honestly say, that makes a difference in me feeling it's important to teach them. Before this, I never saw the value in knowing our history.
9/11 Movie Blog App:
• Read and share the 9/11 fact cards, provided by Tuesday's Children
• Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman.
Enter to Win 9/11 Movie Swag
Now one lucky winner will receive some 9/11 Movie Swag. The winner must fill out the Rafflecopter form completely. This giveaway is open to US AND Canada residents 18 and older. Winner must respond to winning notification email from firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of the winning notification being sent with the required information. Sharing Life's Moments is NOT responsible for getting the winner their prize. That is left up to the sponsor to send it to the winner.
This giveaway runs from 9/1/2017 until 9/20/2017.
The Prize Pack Contains:
1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children