World Trade Center Tower 1
World Trade Center Tower 2
People of New York City
the Freedom Tower
ACT ONE: NEW YORK CITY
Narrator: It was a nice, pretty day, but bad men were doing bad things.
Terrorists (holding planes): We have planes. We want to hurt people. We hate freedom.
Tower 1 and Tower 2 (in unison): Do not hit us. We do not want people to be hurt.
(Terrorists hit Towers with planes.)
Tower 1 and Tower 2: Oh, no.
ACT TWO: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Narrator: The bad men were everywhere. They wanted to hurt America.
Terrorist (holding plane): Now I will hit the Pentagon.
(Terrorist hits the Pentagon with plane)
Pentagon: This is bad. Now there is a fire.
Firefighters: Here we come. We will put out the fire.
ACT THREE: NEW YORK CITY
Narrator: Brave rescuers went to the Towers to save people.
Firefighters (in unison): We are here to rescue you.
Person 1: Thank you.
Person 2: I was scared, but now I am safe.
Person 1 and Person 2 (in unison): Be careful, firefighters.
Tower 2: I cannot stand up any more. (Tower 2 falls down. Some Firefighters fall down.)
Tower 1: I cannot stand up any more, either. (Tower 1 falls down. More Firefighters fall down.)
Person 1 and Person 2 (in unison): Oh, no.
ACT FOUR: PENNSYLVANIA
Narrator: The President had to go away, to make sure nobody hurt him. But regular people were ready to stop the bad men.
Terrorist (holding airplane): I will go hit Washington, D.C. I will hurt people there.
Passenger 1: No, he will not.
Passenger 2: No more hurting people today.
Passenger 3: We will get hurt, but we will stop him, here in Pennsylvania.
Passengers (in unison): Let's roll! (Passengers tackle Terrorist; all fall down with airplane.)
ACT FIVE: NEW YORK CITY
(Enter the Mayor, followed by People.)
Narrator: People were scared and confused, but they were brave.
Mayor: I am the Mayor. Follow me. (People follow the Mayor across the stage.)
Mayor: Oh, no. Follow me this way. (People follow the Mayor back across the stage, the opposite way.)
ACT SIX: NEW YORK CITY, LATER
(The Towers lie on the ground. The President stands by, with more Firefighters and People.)
Narrator: The bad men had hurt a lot of people. They had broken the Towers. But America was not afraid anymore. The President spoke to everyone.
President: America is not afraid. We will stop bad men. We will fight back until there are no bad men anywhere. We will never forget this bad day.
People and Firefighters: America will fight back. We will never forget this bad day. (People and Firefighters cheer.)
Narrator: And no one ever forgot the bad day, or the brave firefighters. And everyone remembered how much they loved freedom.
People: We will build a new Tower.
(The Freedom Tower enters.)
Freedom Tower: Here I am. I am the Freedom Tower. (Freedom Tower holds up American flag.)
(All sing "God Bless America.")
[image by Jim Cooke]