Even though it’s been over 15 years, most of us can remember September 11th like it was yesterday. It was a time of great sorrow for our country, but also a time of patriotism and unity. Americans from all walks of life came together to show the world that no matter what happens, we are a country that stands together.
American brand Budweiser was no exception to this patriotism, airing a commercial so emotional it brought grown men to tears.
The patriotic commercial shows Budweiser’s signature Clydesdales making their way through New York City. They pass the Statue of Liberty, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally pause in a park overlooking the city’s skyline.
The commercial itself was difficult to film. The delicate situation in downtown Manhattan and the general anxiety that blanketed New York didn’t allow for cameras to be airborne, but an exception was made for Budweiser. Cameras in the air filmed the famed Clydesdales making their way across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Then, in a final shot, the horses bow their heads and kneel toward Manhattan, paying tribute to the deceased.
Trainers revealed that the horses trained for 45 days to perfect the emotional bow, all for a commercial that only aired once.
You can watch the emotional commercial in the video clip below.
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Thumbnail Photo: Facebook / Diego Balduccio