Watch these stirring performances from the America: A Tribute to Heroes Telethon
9/11 is always the heaviest, most somber day of the year here in the United States. But it always seems hardest when it falls on a Tuesday, the actual day four commercial airplanes packed with innocent people were used to attack America on native soil for the first time since Pearl Harbor.
17 years later, the pain of this day does not get any easier. But instead of falling down the rabbit hole of sorrow or conspiracy theory lunacy that exists on the Internet, a more holistic way to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11/01 is to watch these touching, raw performances from the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon, which aired live on 35 broadcast and cable networks on Friday, September 21, 2001.