I watched it all unfold from Hoboken as a college student and was at the top of the tower the day before. Was my dads birthday and called me in the morning. I apologized for not getting up earlier and calling him on his birthday. He said a plane hit the towers and wanted me to send some pictures because it wasn’t on TV yet. I remember being on the phone walking up there and saying “dad this wasn’t a small plane that hit the tower.” As I was standing there I saw another plane flying close and I said to my dad giving him the play by play “looks like another plane is flying close to get a good look at the damage”. Then the most incredible sound followed after I watched the shock wave progress across the Hudson River. I snapped a picture on impact and many more that day. I watched the people jump from the tower with binoculars, I talked to a person who lived in the city that overslept his alarm and worked high up in the towers and lost all his coworkers and just sat there crying, I watched the towers fall. But what I will never forget is the unified live for America that followed in the days, weeks and months after.