Sept. 11, 2001 was a day when thousands of Americans — firefighters, police, troops and everyday people — became heroes. But one story of heroism got little attention until a short documentary was created for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.
Released by Eyepop Productions and narrated by famed actor and veterans advocate Tom Hanks, the 12-minute video tells the story of how the U.S. Coast Guard, supported by the people who worked on the New York and New Jersey waterfront, pulled off the greatest mass waterborne evacuation in history. (The half million evacuated makes it even bigger than the famed 1940 Allied evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II.)
If you haven’t seen it already, take some time to watch the documentary on this day of remembrance.