To Our Facebook Family, Many of you may recognize this video that we posted last year. You should...it reached nearly 22 million people. We were overwhelmed by the response and the personal stories shared on our page. This video is so powerful and sends such a strong message of resilience and human spirit that we felt it needed to be re-posted today, on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. For those of you who have not seen this, it is a short film that is a little longer than anything we usually post. We encourage you to take a moment to view it and remember the acts of heroism, large and small, displayed on this day that we will never forget. On September 11th, 2001, as hundreds of thousands fled south from the burning towers, people quickly discovered something we often forget: that Manhattan is an island. As officials closed all bridges, tunnels and commuter lines linking Manhattan to the rest of the world, people were trapped. The little told story of what happened next is the focus of the documentary short film, BOATLIFT, narrated by Tom Hanks. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc. www.eyepopproductions.com. The film premiered at the Center for National Policy’s 9/11 Ten Year Anniversary Summit, in Washington, D.C. BOATLIFT is the story of the largest maritime evacuation in history. On 9/11, over 500,000 people were rescued from Manhattan’s seawalls in just nine hours. How did this happen? What heroism made this possible? The answer lies in the resilience of the every day people at the scene that day, and the brave community of mariners who ply the waters of New York’s Harbor. #ReadyNJ #September11 #WTC #NeverForget Please like & share so that this story continues to be told. Thank you to all of those who have shared their stories. We will never forget. Visit us on www.ready.nj.gov. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ and Instagram www.instagram.com/ReadyNJ Note: To see this video with closed captioning visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg and choose the CC option.
Big Kids Love Big Trucks NJ-TF1 has rolled out and is on the road to Florida to assist with the Hurricane Matthew response. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the deployment and join us in wishing them a safe journey! #ReadyNJ #NJSP #NJTF1 #BigKidsBigTrucks #Matthew Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ and Instagram www.instagram.com/ReadyNJ Visit us at www.ready.nj.gov