September 11. 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. For those of us old enough to remember, that day will be forever burned in our memory. It was my day off, and I was planning to sleep in until my phone started ringing. I ignored the call, but my dad’s voice came over the answering machine (remember those?) and I’ll never forget it: “There’s been a plane crash in New York City and I think you’ll want to get up and watch the news”. I rolled out of bed and onto the couch, flipped on CNN just in time to see a second plane hit the second tower. This was no ordinary plane crash. We were under attack.
The way we understood the world changed that day.We began to think differently about freedom, security, family and community. Our God, however, who is Faith, Hope and Love, remains unchanged.
Ten Years Ago, the latest from the Skit Guys, captures what we felt that day, and where we’ve come in the last ten years, with beauty and great depth. You may notice that Tommy and Eddie are nowhere to be seen. While they played a major role in the writing and story development, the video was directed, shot, and edited entirely by the Skit Guys’ video producer, Brian Cates, and his wife, Jina.
The video is a really powerful telling of the story of so many of us who were touched by what happened that day from afar. See it here: