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State Farm 9/11 Tribute Airing During NFL Games a Must Watch

by Patrick Sicher | Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Today has been a day filled with somber tributes to the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 ten years ago. There has been countless stories of heroes from that day and how they impacted the lives of the people around them. It has been a day of remembrance (as it should be), but State Farm took a different approach to their 9/11 tribute.

Here is Empire State of Mind (Part II)…

http://youtu.be/tnlPX2_b4GA

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, State Farm partnered with award-winning director Spike Lee to film a touching tribute to thank the heroes of New York. Nearly 150 school children (ages 8-11) from the New York City area visited four firehouses and thanked the firefighters through song.

Download the full-track of Empire State of Mind (Part II) from iTunes here: . Proceeds from the download benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://www.firehero.org/).

Credits
Artist: James Davis Jr. & The Children of New York City
Song: Empire State Of Mind (Part II)
Album: Empire State Of Mind (Part II) 9/11 Tribute

You figured that if it was New York, it had to involve Spike Lee.

Seeing a group of kids that don’t know what life was like before our country changed singing to members of the FDNY is truly impacting. I love that it provides a message of hope among all the sadness.

You can also check out the behind the scenes feature with commentary from Spike Lee, the kids and firemen involved in the production.

http://youtu.be/9fvcEb7iGpo

Director Spike Lee takes us behind-the-scenes of State Farm’s 9/11 “Thanks” project, sharing commentary and intimate interviews with the school children and NYC firemen.

State Farm has a series of videos talking with different people involved with the project that are worth checking out.

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  1. I went ahead and bought tickets for the game for my fience and I! Should be fun!

  2. Ed Reed says:

    Hi there, You’ve done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

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